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The Shelling of Millmount Exhibition

Event Date

Wednesday, 4 July 2012 - Friday, 31 August 2012

The Shelling of Millmount Exhibition Launch by Mr Vincent Hoey, will take place in Drogheda Museum Millmount on Wednesday July 4th at 6.30pm.

 90 years ago on 4th July 1922, the fort at Millmount was shelled by 18 pounder guns. The Irish Civil War had begun. The fort was held by Anti-Treaty forces who endured cannon fire by their former comrades who were Pro Treaty. The tower was severely damaged and the Anti Treaty forces were routed. This was the last attack in history by cannons on a castle or Fort in Ireland or Britain. The Anti- Treaty Forces who captured the Tower were commanded by Captain Edward Stapleton, and his daughter will be attending the commemoration . 

This exhibition commemorates the 90th anniversary of this event, featuring  previously unseen material, images and eye witness accounts of a defining moment in Drogheda's history. Millmount's replica 19th century cannons will be fired at 6:30pm to offically launch the exhibition which will run until August 31st

The opening hours of the exhibition will be the same as the museum's Monday to Saturday 10am -5.30pm and Sundays and Bank Holidays 2pm - 5pm