What's On in Drogheda (August 2019)

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Dates: 
01/08/2019 to 31/08/2019


Thursday August 1st

  • Launch - Launch of Drogheda Outcomers in Wstcourt Hotel 7 pm 
  • Football – North East League – Boyne Harps v Rock Celtic – United Park 8 pm
  • Country under the Viaduct – Drogheda top Country Music singer Ray Murtagh  in Nolan’s, Chord Road 9.30 pm No Cover Charge

Friday August 2nd

  • Drogheda Farmers Market – West Street 9 am – 5 pm
  • Historical Talk – The History of Mullary Cemetery by Sean Byrne in the cemetery 7 pm followed by music in Drumshallon Forge 8.15 pm Free

Saturday August 3rd

  • Drogheda Open Air Market – Bolton Square 9 am – 1 pm
  • Hill of Slane Guided Tours – Meet at the car park on the hill 2 pm Free

Sunday August 4th

  • Car Boot Sale – In aid of Clogherhead Lifeboat at the Presbyterian Church, Colpe 10 am – 3 pm 
  • Baltray Village Fair – BBQ, pony rides, petting farm, face painting, stalls, refreshments, live music on Baltray Village Green 2 pm – 6 pm   
  • Hill of Slane Guided Tours – Meet at the car park on the hill 2 pm Free
  • Blessing of the Boats – Family fun with bouncy castles, games and stalls on the pier, Clogherhead 3 pm
  • 80’s Roller Disco – Roller Skates provided in the O’Raghallaighs Sports Centre 8 pm – 10 pm €10 per hour.

Monday August 5th

Traditional Music Session – Distillery Lane and friends in the Grey Goose 9.30 pm

Tuesday August 6th

  • Traditional Sessions -Carberry's & McHugh's 9.30 pm  
  • Wednesday August 7th
  • Walk & Talk - Old Drogheda Society led by Brendan Matthews - From St Peter's, West St to Laurence Gate 7.30
  • Traditional Sessions - Nolan's, The Punt, O'Casey's 9.30 pm    

Thursday August 8th

  • Boyne Music Festival – Opening Night with poet Niall McCarthy and musicians Zoe Conway & John McIntyre in Townley Hall 8 pm
  • Country under the Viaduct – Drogheda top Country Music singer Nigel Livingstone in Nolan’s, Chord Road 9.30 pm No Cover Charge

Friday August 9th

  • Drogheda Farmers Market – West Street 9 am – 5 pm
  • Guide Tour of Battle of the Boyne Site - from Townley Hall 10.30am €4
  • Boyne Music Festival - Pre Concert Talk by Cellist Robert Cohen - Townley Hall 6 pm 
  • Chapel Street Band Live – Slane traditional music ensemble in the Drumshallon Forge, Ballymackenny 8.30 pm €10
  • Boyne Music Festival - An Evening of French Chamber Music in Townley Hall 8 pm   

Saturday August 10th

  • Drogheda Open Air Market – Bolton Square 9 am – 1 pm
  • Oliver the Musical – Director Sarah Louisa Nolan, Musical Director David Leddy, Choreogaher Annaleigh Meegan in the TLT Theatre 2 pm & 7 pm
  • Boyne Music Festival - Family Concert in Townley Hall 2 pm 
  • Hill of Slane Guided Tours – Meet at the car park on the hill 2 pm Free
  • Concert – Damien Dempsey & Band, Teada with Seamus Begley, Saran & Tadgh Mulligan – The Fleadh Dome 8 pm €29.50
  • Boyne Music Festival - Irish Night in Townley Hall 8 pm 

Sunday August 11th  

  • Hill of Slane Guided Tours – Meet at the car park on the hill 2 pm Free
  • Oliver the Musical – Director Sarah Louisa Nolan, Musical Director David Leddy, Choreogaher Annaleigh Meegan in the TLT Theatre 2 pm & 7 pm
  • Opening of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann – By President Michael D Higgings in Bolton Square 2.30 pm
  • Concert – Eleanor McEvoy & Damon Butcher – The Thomas Moore Project in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 6 pm €20
  • Boyne Music Festival - Into the Fire in Townley Hall 8 pm  
  • Concert – The RTE Concert Orchestra with guests Zoe Conway and John McIntyre in the Fleadh Dome 8.30 pm €25

Monday August 12th

  • Tour of Knowth & Dowth – Tour of the Megalitic Passage tombs . Departs Georges Square 10 .30 am . Back at 2.45 pm led by Muiris O’Suilleabhain €20
  • Lunchtime Concert – Clann Carberry from Co Longford in the Droichead Arts Centre 1 pm €12
  • The Fleadh Village - All day live music, storytelling, food in grounds of Scholars Hotel 1 pm   
  • Walking Tour – The built and natural heritage of Drogheda – led by Brendan Matthews . Meet Highlanes Gallery 4 pm €6
  • Concert - Sean Keane & Band, in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 6 pm €20
  • Youth Proramme Concert – Sean O’Laoire sings the songs we all learned at school . The Gig Rig 6 pm Free
  • Music in the Tower – Terry McHugh CD launch in Millmount Tower – 7.30 pm €15 ( includes admission to Museum)
  • Concert – Martin Hayes Quartet in the Augustinian Church 8 pm €25
  • Concert – Mike Denver and his band in Earth 8.30 pm €25 

Tuesday August 13th

  • Walking Tour – In the steps of Kate the Navy as imaged in the 1890 painting – Led by Brendan Matthews . Meet Highlanes Gallery 10 pm €5
  • BusTour – Monasterboice High Crosses 7 Tower, Dundalk Gaol & The Droleek Dolmen led by Muiris O’Suilleabhain Georges Square 10.30 pm 
  • Lunchtime Concert – Clann McCague/McGovern in the Droichead Arts Centre 1 pm €12
  • The Fleadh Village - All day live music, storytelling, food in grounds of Scholars Hotel 1 pm   
  • Concert – Zoe Conway & John McIntyre  with Cormac Begley in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 6 pm €20
  • Music in the Tower – Tom Blake & guests in Millmount Tower – 7.30 pm €10 ( includes admission to Museum)
  • Concert – Meitheal Orchestra in the Barbican Centre 6 pm
  • Gala Concert – Horselips ( Barry Devlin, Jim Lockhart, Johnny & Ray Fean), Four Men and a Dog, Stocktons Wing – Fleadh Dome €25 
  • Airs of Old Drogheda / Ceiliuradh Seamus Ennis – Featuring music by Michael Holohan with special guests in Augustinian Church 8 pm €10
  • Ceili Picnic – Ryan Sheridan, Moxie and The Blackwater Ceili Band – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 pm €20
  • Concert – Bagatelle in Earth 8.30 pm €25
  • Ceol le Clapsolas – Muireann NicAmhlaoibh & Donal O’Connor in the Highlanes Gallery 10 pm €16

Wednesday August 14th

  • Bus Tour – The Battle of the Boyne Centre, Mellifont Abbey & Barmeath Castle led by Muiris O’Suilleabhain Georges Square 10.30 am €20
  • Lunchtime Concert – The Vallelys in the Droichead Arts Centre 1 pm €12
  • The Fleadh Village - All day live music, storytelling, food in grounds of Scholars Hotel 1 pm   
  • Mise An Fear Cheoil – Seamus Ennis : Talk, Tunes and Songs in the Droichead Arts Centre 4 pm €16
  • Drogheda Creative Writers – Poetry Celebration with guest Bob Shakespeare in Governor’s House, Millmount 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Bus Tour – To Newgrange National Monument led by Muiris O’Suillebhain Georges Square 6 pm €20
  • Flanagan Brothers Award Concert – John Carty  in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 6 pm €20
  • Concert – The Meithael Orchestra in the Barbican Centre 6 pm Adults €15, Children €7.50 Family of 4 - €40
  • Music in the Tower – The FAA Side ( Declan Garry) in Millmount Tower – 7.30 pm €10 ( includes admission to for Museum)
  • Concert – Cherish the Ladies with the students of Our Ladys College Greenhills in the Fleadh Dome 8 pm €25 
  • Concert – Aslan in Earth 8.30 pm €25
  • Ceili Picnic – Beoga , Ryan McMullan – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 pm €20
  • Concert – Sharon Shannon &Mundy in the Crescent Concert Hall 9 pm €27.50  

Thursday August 15th

  • Tours of St Laurence Gate – 11 am – 4 pm led by Brendan McSherry & Brendan Matthews €7 book on www.fleadhcheoil.ie  
  • Lunchtime Concert – Clann O’Brien from Raheny in the Droichead Arts Centre 1 pm €12
  • The Fleadh Village - All day live music, storytelling, food in grounds of Scholars Hotel 1 pm   
  • Boyne Valley Musical Picnic – Curated by Jeni Glasgow of Eastern Seaboard. Meet Geoges Square Bus Stop 12.15 pm
  • Concert – Kern in the Droichead Arts Centre 4 pm €16
  • Concert – Garadice in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 6 pm €20
  • Music in the Tower – Sean Matthews CD launch  in Millmount Tower – 7.30 pm €10 ( includes admission to Museum)
  • Scoil Eigse Tutor’s Concert – The Augustinian Church  8 pm Adults €15 Children €7.50 Family of 4 - €40
  • Nathan Carter – In conversation with Tony Clayton Lea followed by concert with Nathan and his band in the Fleadh Dome 8 pm €25
  • Concert – Finbar Furey in Concert – Crescent Concert Hall 8 pm €30
  • Home From OZ - The Healys, Western Australia's top Celtic Rock Band in the Beer Garden, McHugh's 8 pm  
  • Concert – The Fureys in Earth 8.30 pm €25
  • Ceili Picnic – Mickey Joe Harte, Thin As Lizzy Modne Boys – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 Free
  • Ceili – Music by Triskell Ceili Band – McHugh’s Chord Road, 9 pm €10
  • Ceol le Clapsolas - Tim Doyle & Fiona Nic Conmara in the Highlanes Gallery 10 pm €16
  • Concert – Hot House Flowers in the Barbican Centre 10 pm €28
  • Direct from OZ – The Healys, Western Australia’s  top Celtic rock band in McHugh’s Venue   

Friday August 16th

  • Bus Tour – Beulieu House, Drumshallon Forge and Linn Duachaill Annagassan led by Brendan Matthews 10.30 am Georges Square  €20
  • Tours of St Laurence Gate – 11 am – 4 pm led by Brendan McSherry & Brendan Matthews €7 book on www.fleadhcheoil.ie 
  • The Fleadh Village - All day live music, storytelling, food in grounds of Scholars Hotel 1 pm  
  • Lunchtime Concert – Clann McEvoy/ McGowan in the Droichead Arts Centre 1 pm €12
  • Concert – Sean O’Se & Mary Kelly in the Droichead Arts Centre 4 pm €16
  • Concert – Rita Connolly in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 6 pm €20
  • Music in the Tower – Six String Drum – Roisin Ward Morrow Uisneach in Millmount Tower – 7.30 pm €10 ( includes admission to museum Museum)
  • Airtricity League of Ireland - Drogheda United v Wexford Youths United Park 7.45 pm  
  • Gala Evening – Frankie Gavin& the Povenance, Karan Casey & Band, Steve Dunne Trio, Inn Echo, St Peter’s Male Voice Choir in Fleadh Concert Dome 8 pm €25
  • Concert – Comhaltas Folk Orchestra in the Augustinian Church 8 pm €20
  • Home From OZ - The Healys, Western Australia's top Celtic Rock Band in the Beer Garden, McHugh's 8 pm  
  • Ceili Picnic – Pogues Tribute, The Wednesday Gang, Celtic Gypsies – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 pm Free
  • Ceili – Music by Swallow Tail Ceili Band – Our Ladys Green hills 9 pm €10
  • Ceol le Clapsolas – Kevin Burke in the Highlanes Gallery 10 pm €16
  • Concert – The Wolfe Tones in Earth 8.30 pm €25 
  • Concert Altan & The Shandrum Ceili Band in the Barbican Centre – 10 pm €25
  • Direct from OZ – The Healys, Western Australia’s  top Celtic rock band in McHugh’s Venue
  • Trad Disco – traditional music with dance beats with DJ Paddy O’Callaghan in the Electric Ballroom, Georges St. 11.30 pm €10

Saturday August 17th

  • The Fleadh Village - All day live music, storytelling, food in grounds of Scholars Hotel 1 pm   
  • The Art of Treepling – Nic Gareiss, American dancer, combining Irish and Appalachian dance – Droichead Arts Centre 4 pm €16  
  • Companach Concert – Cross media concert of traditional Irish music in the Barbican Centre 2 pm & 5 pm €15
  • Coda in Concert - McHugh's the Venue 4 pm 
  • Concert – Sibeal Ni Chasaide with the DKIR Chamber Ensemble in the Augustinian Church 5 pm Adults €15, Chldren €7.50 Family of 4 - €40
  • Gaelic Football - Louth Senior Championships - Naomh Martin v St Mochtas 5.30 pm- St Marys v Geraldines 7 pm Dunleer 
  • Concert – CCE OvThe Complete erseas Concert in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 7.30 pm Free
  • Concert – Dermot Byrne, Eamonn Coyne & John Doyle in Droichead Arts Centre 8 pm €20
  • Coscan in Concert - McHug's 8 pm 
  • Home From OZ - The Healys, Western Australia's top Celtic Rock Band in the Beer Garden, McHugh's 8 pm  
  • Concert – The Wolfe Tones in Earth 8.30 pm €25 
  • Ceili Picnic – The Enemies, Cuig The Full Shilling – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 pm Free
  • Concert- Kila and Paddy Casey in the Crescent Concert Hall 9 pm €27.50
  • Ceili – Abbey Ceili Band in Our Ladys College, Greenhills 9 pm €10
  • Ceol le Clapsolas – Saran Mulligan & John McCann  in the Highlanes Gallery 10 pm €16
  • Concert – Notify with guests Kris Driver, Tara Breen, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Donal Lunny in the Barbican Centre 10 pm €25 
  • Direct from OZ – The Healys, Western Australia’s  top Celtic rock band in McHugh’s Venue

Sunday August 18th

  • The Augustinian Gospel Choir – in front of the Augustinian Church 2 pm Free
  • Parade of the marching bands – From DIFE ,VIA Windmill Road, Georges St to West Street 5 pm 
  • Senior Ceili Band Competition – The Fleadh Dome 6.30 pm €20
  • Home From OZ - The Healys, Western Australia's top Celtic Rock Band in the Beer Garden, McHugh's 8 pm  
  • Concert – Aslan in the Earth 8.30 pm €25 
  • Ceili Picnic – The Mother Funkers , Rapscallion , Christy Moore – Duke Street Car Park 8.30 pm Free.
  • Ceili – Music by Donie Nolan Ceili Band Our Ladys College Greenhills 9 pm €10

Monday August 19th

  • Farewell to the Fleadh – Nuala Kennedy & John Doyle, Goitse and Box the Monkey in the Barbican Centre 7 pm €20   

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Phone: 
+353 41 9872843
Address: 
Drogheda Tourist Office
Tholsel
West Street,
Drogheda
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