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Friday, 5th August 2022

Origin of “The Faa-Side” to be revealed on Historical Walk n Talk

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Drogheda spreads over both banks of the River Boyne, but which side is the Faa side?

Community Historian Brendan Matthews will host a Walk n Talk next week titled “Uniting of the two towns of Drogheda in the year 1412" during which he promises to reveal a possible explanation for the renowned local expression of the “Faa-Side”.

Beginning at the entrance to Millmount Museum on Wednesday next, August 10th at 7.30pm, Brendan will tell the story of the coming of the Norman Army to Drogheda in the late 12th century and the subsequent establishment of a town or borough on either side of the Boyne River.

The Walk n Talk will then move to the nearby Corn Market Hill and through the adjacent small streets and lanes where Brendan will elaborate on the progression of both towns throughout the 13th & 14th centuries.

The Walk will then move down the medieval Scarlet Lane to James Street and across the foot of Mary Street to the underpass of the Dale and emerging at the South Quay and Bullring area where the evening will be brought to a close with an explanation on the uniting of the two towns in the year 1412.

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There is no charge for this event but donations for the further research of community history will be warmly accepted on the evening.

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