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The Shelling of Millmount Exhibition

Event Date

Wednesday, 4 July 2012 - 3:32pm - Friday, 31 August 2012 - 3:32pm

The Shelling of Millmount...
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 cannonfire by their former comrades who
were Pro Treaty. The tower was destroyed 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. 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.