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Afternoon Trip to Dublin

Event Date

Sunday, 29 July 2012 - 11:30am - 9:00pm

The Old Drogheda Society will host an afternoon trip to Dublin on Sunday July 29th leaving from Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 11.30pm and Marian Park Shops at 11.45pm. Cost €20

The first port of call will be Number "Tweenty Nine" .Number Twenty Nine is Dublin's Georgian House Museum. Visitors take a guided tour from the basement to the attic, through rooms which have been furnished with original artefacts as they would have been in the years 1790 to 1820.

Number Twenty Nine Lower Fitzwilliam Street, was first occupied in 1794, during a time of great change and expansion in Ireland's capital. The first occupant was Mrs Olivia Beatty, the widow of a prominent Dublin wine merchant. Visiting the exhibition gives young and old alike a chance to experience what life was like for the fortunate who lived in such elegant townhouses, and the less fortunate who worked in them. Visitors can avail of the coffee shop facilities prior to the tour.

Tour of St Stephens Green by OPW Guide - Ireland's best known Victorian public park.St. Stephen's Green was enclosed in 1664 and re-opened by Lord Ardilaun in 1880 for the citizens of Dublin. - The  Fusilier's Arch, the grandiose entrance to St Stephen's Green proper.is modelled to look like a smaller version of the Arch of Titus in Rome, the arch commemorates the 212 soldiers of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who were killed fighting for the British in the Boer War (1899–1902).The park has many statues including memorials to Yeats, Wolfe Tone and   James Joyce. Also present are the Three Fates, a group of bronze female figures watching over man's destiny,presented to Dublin in 1956 by West Germany in gratitude for Irish aid after WWII.

.There may be some free time in the afternoon with the bus departing St Stephens Green at 6pm. There will be a stop at the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords to avail of the Carvery at own expense.

Bookings are now being taken in the Governors House, Millmount Phone 041-9833097 or e-mail info@droghedamuseummillmount.ie

Please note that the operation of the tour is subject to minimum booking numbers.