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TOUR TO THE OLD BOG ROAD AND LEDWIDGE MUSEUM

Saturday 8th August

Today we will visit “The Old Bog Road”.  Perhaps the most famous of all Irish Ballads was written about this place in North Kildare by Teresa Brayton (nee Boylan) Teresa was born near Kilcock in 1868 went to school in Enfield and emigrated to Boston in 1895.  She married a French Canadian named Richard Brayton.  She also penned some other wonderful ballads i.e. Ireland Speaks, The Croppies Grave, The Land Where Fairies Play and of course the song that was recorded by many artists like Johnny McEvoy, Josef Locke, Hank Locklin and many more “The Old Bog Road” After our visit to the old bog road we will visit Theresa Brayton’s grave in Cloncurry Cemetery.

 We will also visit The Francis Ledwidge Museum in Slane (housed in the Cottage where he was born) Francis was a soldier and a poet from Co Meath who was killed in World War 1 in 1917. He penned some wonderful Poetry during his short life having been killed 2 weeks short of his 30th birthday. The full story will be told by John Candy of Candy Tours on the day, of his ill-fated love affair with Ellie Vaughey who is laid to rest on top of the hill of Slane which we will also visit on the day.

We will return to The Seven Oaks for Dinner

Pickup Points: 

Enniscorthy: 9.00am
Bunclody: 9.30am
Ballon: 9.50am
Askea: 10.15am

TOUR TO THE OLD BOG ROAD AND LEDWIDGE MUSEUM

Saturday 8th August

80/PP
  • Coach Transportation
  • Entry fee to Francis Ledwidge Museum and Dinner

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