Wildgoose Lodge

In the early hours of the morning of the 30th of October 1816 eight people perished in a fire at Wildgoose Lodge in the Barony of Ardee Co.Louth.

The fire was a revenge killing by the ribbon men for the prosecution of their members. The picture above depicts Wildgoose lodge in its heyday and was almost certainly done by one of the children of the Rev. Filgate.

In all there are some 22 original primary sources purchased at auction and held in Louth County Library. A further Collection of written material on same including articles from:
Louth Archaelogical Journals

James Anton "Retrospect of a Military Life" (1841)

John Daltons History of Dundalk (1864)

John Matthews originally published Dundalk Examiner 1881 and then in book form and also cuttings from both national and local newspapers of the time and subsequently.

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