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Wednesday, 4th September 2019

From bowling on the road to racing on the beach plenty happening in the Drogheda area this week.

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Racing on the strand - Laytown Races is on Wednesday next, September 11, first race at 4.00pm. Photo: Andy Spearman.

Your guide to events in the week ahead in the Drogheda Area

From road bowling on Sunday at Baltray right through to horse racing on the beach at Laytown next Wednesday there’s plenty to do and see in the Drogheda area this coming week.

Wednesday, September 4th

Wedding Showcase – Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane 6 pm – 8 pm

The Miami Story – The story songs and music of the Miami Showbandin the TLT Theatre 8 pm €25

Traditional Sessions - Nolan's, The Punt, O'Casey's 9.30 pm  

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Thursday September 5th

Fingal Fleadh & Fair – Moya Brennan & Cormac De Barra in Swords Castle Chapel 7 pm

Country under the Viaduct – Top Country Music singer, Ray Murtagh in Nolan’s, Chord Road 9.30 pm No Cover Charge

Friday September 6th

Drogheda Farmers Market – West Street 9 am – 5 pm

Fingal Fleadh & Fair – Various events in Swords from 7 pm

Wee County Big Book Club – Liz Nugent, author of ‘Skin Deep’, in conversation with Dani Gill in Droichead Arts Centre 8 pm €12/€10

Saturday September 7th

Drogheda Open Air Market – Bolton Square 9 am – 1 pm

Irish Road Bowling Championships – Baltray Bridge. Road, 6 semi-finals.  Road closed from 10 am.

Fingal Fleadh & Fair – Various events in Swords from 7 pm

Hill of Slane Guided Tours – Meet at the car park on the hill 2 pm Free

The Greatest Showman – Crescent Concert Hall 2 pm & 7 pm

Official Launch & Family Day – Drogheda Wolves Basketball Club with bouncy castles, face painting, music by James Reilly in the d Hotel 2 pm

1981 Hunger Strike Commemoration March- Assemble Bolton Square 2.30 pm

Pilgrim Street in Concert – Droichead Arts Centre 8 pm €18

Sunday September 8th

Irish Road Bowling Championships – Baltray Bridge. 3 Finals Road closed from 11 am

Cannonball Run comes to Slane – Almost 200 supercars with many personalities arrives Slane Castle 12 noon.

Fingal Fleadh & Fair – Various events in Swords from 12 noon

Hill of Slane Guided Tours – Meet at the car park on the hill 2 pm Free

Brass Band Concert – Drogheda Brass Band at Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, Oldbridge 2 pm

Youth Traditional Session – aimed at young people 7 – 17 with guest musician Zoe Conway in Drumshallon Forge 2 pm 

Gaelic Football – Meath Senior Championship – St Colmcilles v Curragha in Stamullen 2 pm

Drive In Bingo – In aid of Duleek-Bellewstown GFC in Bellewstown Racecourse 3 pm

Sponsored Dog Walk – In aid of Irish Guide Dogs. Departs from Oldbridge House 3 pm

Gaelic Football – Cardinal O’Donnell Cup Final – Naomh Martin v St Marys in Monasterboice 5 pm.

Gaelic Football – Meath Senior Football Championship – St Patrick’s v Navan O’Mahonys in Donore 5.30 pm

Monday September 9th

Traditional Session – The Grey Goose 9.30 pm

Tuesday September 10th

Commemoration – For World Suicide Day, organised by SODAD on the Steps of St Peter’s Church with Greenhills Choir and Aimie Dyer 1 pm

Film Club – ‘We Are Animals’ directed by Jeremiah Zagar – Droichead Arts Centre 8 pm €8


Traditional Session – Carberry’s 9.30 pm

Wednesday September 11th

Laytown Races – Europe’s only official racing on a beach – Laytown First Race circa 4 pm.


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