Julie this is a test post as I ahve been unable to post online answer to you.Pat
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St Marys MeathFriday 27th March 2015, 11:43PM
Hi Julie sorry for sorry for the above but I have been unable to post a reply despite a number of tries. Also for some reason my return key is not working on the site. Anyway Surgeon Murphy was a member of the Louth Militia and the members in 1794 can be viewed here, he is near the bottom of the page. http://www.jbhall.freeservers.com/drogheda_militiamen.htm I understand there is a book in preparation on the Louth Militia and if it comes out I will let you know. Also a local lady is doing a thesis on Drogheda Prison, built in 1818 and opened in 1820. Prisoners were sent to Cork and held in Cork Prison prior to transportation. I attach a Google earth Image. I attended a lecture recently by the lady and she will be naming some prisoners in her thesis. Again if it is available I will let you know. As you are no doubt aware Murphy is a common name here. Regards Pat
St Marys MeathFriday 27th March 2015, 11:57PM
Hi Pat, I cannot thank you enough. I find this site to be difficult to work, and gave up. Am visiting Ireland July 28 - Aug 21 - going to Summer School in Colaiste na Rinne after 3 years of trying to teach myself Irish - much fun and little progress. Will now folloow up your links with glee. Sorry to have taken so long to get back into it. Will have time to go to Drogheda to walk those streets. Ominous history though. Thanks again,
Julie AppletonWednesday 29th June 2016, 10:48PM
enjoy your stay, if you want any info on travel or hotels let me know. Be sure to visit the museum at Millmount and if you are not going to here http://www.newgrange.com/visitor.htm you will have to come back. I think the miltia were based in Collon about 10 miles away, it is a small village. Also if you want to visit here it is really peaceful http://www.megalithicireland.com/High%20Cross%20Monasterboice.htm it is about 6 miles out of town in remote spot and should take about an hour, no entry fee but donations accepted, it is still in use as a graveyard for locals.
Good luck with the Gaelige, you will be putting the rest of us to shame.
St Peters LouthTuesday 19th July 2016, 11:21PM
if you would likke to mail me on my site email at firstname.lastname@example.org I have been informed about an article on Surgeon Murphy which I will try to obtain from a gentleman I met on a history walk last night. Also had a look at St Peters baptisms online but while comprehensive they are missing the years of Peters birth.
A Murphy born in Drogheda in 1803 see attached article made a name for himself in America too but Murphy is a common enough name. I will attempt to attach newspaper cutting.
St Peters LouthThursday 21st July 2016, 10:58AM