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Friday, 9th August 2019

Special Fleadh Walk and Talk could be Liam’s last as guide

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Liam Reilly who started the popular Walk and Talk series of guided historical walks of Drogheda will be giving what might be his final tour on Wednesday next, August 14th at 7.15 pm.

The Old Drogheda Society are seeking the public’s support for a special fundraising event taking place during the Fleadh week.

The Society’s Walk and Talk series have proved to be very popular over the last five years and on Wednesday next, August 14th at 7.15 pm, there will be a special walk to coincide with the Fleadh Cheoil.

This will be a fundraiser for Drogheda Cultural Services who staff the Tourist Office, Drogheda Museum Millmount and the Highlanes Gallery and it will be led by Liam Reilly, for what might be his final tour as he is planning to take a back seat for health reasons.

Liam came up with the idea for these walk and talks five years ago when another project required fund raising and they proved so popular that the Old Drogheda Society continued them each Summer.  

Wednesday's walk will start from Drogheda Tourist Office (The Tholsel) at 7.15 pm taking in the Tholsel, Rosemary Lane, Keysers Lane, the methodist Church, Old Franciscan Friary, Old Drogheda Grammar School, Singleton House, Whitworth Hall, Featherbed Lane, St Laurence Gate, The Archbisop's Palace, John Philip Holland, Harpur House, Church Lane, Eamonn Campbell, St John's Home, St Peter's Church of Ireland and Churchyard, Millmount, Magdalene Tower, Clarkes Pub, Frank Thornton, St Peter's Church.

Liam will also speak about many overseas connections to Drogheda in what should be a very interesting walk. There is a charge for the walk of €5 but anyone wishing to support the fundraiser may contribute more if they wish. The walk will also appeal to the many locals back home in town for the Fleadh.   

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