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Old Drogheda Society President's Lunch

Event Date

Sunday, 2 December 2012 - 1:00pm

The Annual Old Drogheda Society President's Lunch will be held on Sunday December 2nd in the Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda at 1pm.

This year's guest speaker will be Eamon Duffy, who will need little introduction to most people in the area.  He came to Drogheda in the sixties when his family bought the former Joey Kelly's pub in West Street, and opened the Gem Restaurant and Bar. 

Eamon began his working life in Butlin's Holiday Camp in Mosney, moving to manage The Merchant Pub in Dublin. With his wife Alma he bought the Gem and turned it into the Weavers, which quickly became one of the country's best known pubs.He was the driving force behind the Drogheda Raft Race, the Pram Race and Funanza all of which were hugely successful, before selling the Weavers.

He joined the National Council for the Blind and was instrmental in organising  Blazing Saddles, the internationally renowned arm of the NCBI, raising millions for the charity. 

Eamon is also very well known in rugby circles due to his involvement with Boyne Rugby Club and the Leinster Branch of the IRFU.

Bookings for the lunch are being taken by the staff in the Governor's House, Millmount Phone 041-9833097 email info@droghedamuseum.ie . Opening Hours 9.30am - 5.30pm ( Monday - Saturday)