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This Was Our World – Drogheda of the 20th Century

Friday, December 29, 2023

Join Community Historian, Brendan Matthews and step back in time to reflect on the lives and people of 20th Century Drogheda


In the final days of 2023, in a period of reflection on life over the years and of community, join Brendan Matthews, where he shares a number oral history recorded extracts, played on an analogue cassette recorder, along with paper copies of material, like invoices, and an illustrated presentation, to step back in time, and garner a greater understanding and awareness of our older citizens world & communities they once lived in.


Enjoy a glimpse into the lives and tales of people, in what now may feel like a different world, a previous time, an older Drogheda, Drogheda of the 20th century, and a world in which, despite much hardship and poverty, a thriving vernacular culture also existed, of wicked humour & social recreation.


Tea, coffee and a warm welcome, served on arrival.


The session is presented in the Upper Gallery, and within the exhibition, Cultural Reflections by the Water’s Edge, which continues until Saturday 27th January, 2024

  • Type: Adult,Afternoon Event,Talks
  • Time: December 29, 2023 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Venue:Highlanes Gallery