Ardee Mills

The mill was not only an essential element in the economy of any manor but was also a source of considerable profit to the lord who owned it. For that ...

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Hacklim – Legend of the Sleeping Army

The townland of Hacklim lies to the south east of Ardee.  This townland is on record from the early years of the Anglo-Norman occupation, which, over time had different spelling ...

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The Smarmore Slates

The slates dating back to the 15th century, are inscribed in Latin and/or English and consist of medical or veterinary prescriptions, ecclesiastical matters and musical notation.

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The Centenary of the murders of Patrick Tierney and Sean O’Carroll

Who were these men and why are they been so honoured each year? To get a better understanding of this let me bring you back in time to Ardee on ...

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Patrick Tierney’s Medal

Thanks again to Richard Butler for sharing the Photos of the medal that was posthumously awarded to Patrick Tierney. It is known as the 1917 to 1921 Service Medal. and ...

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Census of Atherdee Barony in 1659

Inspired by William Petty's obsessive concern with the ratio of Irish to English in each barony and county, a most crucial component of the ‘Census’ is the listing of the ...

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Part 3: Alexander Dawson MP 1820 – 1831

The year 1826 stands out as a landmark in the history of Co Louth. The Catholic Association had already unfurled its banner in the South and Stuart of Dromara had ...

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Part 2: The Dawsons of Ardee

Alderman Richard Dawson, father of the purchaser of the Ardee estate, was a prominent banker in Dublin. We have read somewhere that Dawson Street, Dublin, was named after him and ...

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The Grave of Ferdia

They met at the place now called Ath Ferdia, within 80 perches off Ardee to the west where an engagement took place between them. Cuchulain then gave Fear-dhiadh a ...

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General Election in Ardee in 1768

The Ardee Corporation Minute Books along with the Ruxton Transcripts are now in the County Archives in Dundalk. However, I made copies of them over 20 years ago and have ...

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Anna Parkinson Ruxton

Anna worked tirelessly for the poor of Ardee long after the Famine years. In the High Society circles she moved in she was constantly looking for donations to alleviate the ...

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