This Christmas, the Slane History and Archaeology Society will travel to the TLT, Drogheda to see the Drogheda Male Voice Choir in "An Old Fashioned Christmas" on the 18th December at 8pm.
Preceding the show, we will have an early bird meal in The Kitchen, South Quay, Drogheda. Our bus will leave Slane car park at 5.30 pm to arrive in The Kitchen by 6pm.
The show will cost 26 euro, the meal 24euro and the bus 4euro.
Hoping it will be an enjoyable evening for all, Mary McDonnell.
It was a packed house on Thursday, 19th Nov.in the Parish Rooms , Slane , when Dr. Geraldine Stout, archaeologist and historian gave a very informative lecture on the O' Moore family, Earls of Drogheda, who acquired the monastery and lands at Mellifont after the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. The talk was interspersed with plans, diagrams, aerial photographs and shots from "The Tudors" programme.
On visiting what remains of the Cistercian Abbey in Mellifont today very few of us realise that for nearly two hundred years, 1563-1727, the O' Moore family lived in a mansion erected right on the site of the present day ruins. The Lavabo which was used as a cooling room formed part of this very large house. All went well for the O'Moore family until the Irish attacked doing much damage to the mansion and carrying away a substantial amount of its valuable contents. In 1727 the 5th Earl of Drogheda sold Mellifont Abbey and part of the surrounding lands to Mr. Balfour of Townley Hall. The house was not occupied after1727 and fell into a ruin.
Dr Stout told a very enthralling story re the above in a relaxed , clear and entertaining manner. It was a pleasure listening to her. The Lavabo
John Reidy, vice chairman of Slane History & Archaeology Society will give a talk to members and friends on Thursday, 8th Oct. in the Parish Rooms, Chapel St., Slane at 8pm. The title of the presentation is "Were the Irish kings of Scotland : the story of Dal Riada".
All are welcome