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OLD ABBEY’ OF SAINT MARY D’URSO

OLD ABBEY’ OF SAINT MARY D’URSO

History of the Abbey: The ruined remains of the friary church of Saint Mary D’Urso, founded as a hospital for the poor and the sick c.1206, is one of the most well-known medieval archaeological monuments in Drogheda. The hospital was built outside the west gate of the fortified town of Drogheda, but was absorbed by… READ MORE

Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks

History of the Barracks: Richmond Barracks was begun in 1810 during the Napoleonic Wars to defend Dublin City and housed over 1600 infantry troops between 1814 and 1922 when it was handed over to the Irish Free State.  Richmond barracks served as a base for regiments leaving to serve on the front in World War… READ MORE