The Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Drogheda

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The Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Drogheda

The Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Drogheda

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Welcome to the Boyne Valley Trails September Walking Festival.

Join guide Des on this fascinating guided walking tour looking at the history of clockmaking and watchmaking in Drogheda. Drogheda’s clockmaking industry began with Newgrange 5,000 years ago and that the modern mechanical watchmaking and clockmaking manufacturing industry began in the town in 1766 and continued until recent times.

The town hosted dozens of makers including the famous Parker grandfather clocks and the spectacular Albert & Co grandfather clocks that were made in the town. Hear the story of Henry Hamilton the watchmaker who acquired the treasured Tara Brooch at his shop on Laurence Street in 1850 before selling it in Dublin.

Moving from street to street, Des will stop at the original shops where the clockmakers worked and lived and will bring their stories back to life.

Finishing at the Tholsel clock and he will tell the many dramatic and humorous stories behind its 150-year-old history.

The Boyne Valley September Walking Festival is sponsored by Failte Ireland and supported by Love Drogheda BID (Business Improvement District-Drogheda ratepayers).


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21-09-2023 @ 19:00 to
21-09-2023 @ 20:30

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