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'Collier the Robber' Lecture by Brendan Matthews

Event Date

Wednesday, 7 March 2012 - 8:00pm

Community Historian Brendan Matthews will present a talk on the life and times of Michael Collier, alias Collier The Robber, in association with the County Louth Archaeological Society, which will be held at the Governor's House conference centre,  on Wednesday, March 7th next at 8pm. Michael Collier was born at Lisdornan, Julianstown beck in the mid 1780's and was the last of the great Irish highwaymen of the later 18th and early 19th century.

Collier the Robber breathed his last at the house of a Mr Edward O`Reilly in West Street Drogheda. The great Leinster highwayman died of the dreaded cholera that was sweeping the country at this period and his remains were then brought, by means of a pony and cart, by six men to be buried in the Cord Road cemetery in the dead of night.