LECTURE 6 Monday 4 April 8.00 pm

Dr Ciarán Reilly (CSHIHE) 1916 and the Irish country house: A Kildare perspective 

The events of 1916, from the Rising to the Battle of the Somme, changed the world of the Irish country house forever.  This lecture presents a unique perspective of 1916 from inside the Irish country house, an edifice which to most republicans was a physical symbol of British oppression in Ireland. In particular the lecture will examine the fortunes of one Kildare country house which was greatly affected by rebellion and war in 1916.

Dr Ciarán Reilly is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, Maynooth University. He is author of The Irish Land Agent, 1830-1860 and Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine both published by Four Courts Press in 2014.

This lecture is supported by the Kildare County Council 2016 Centenary Programme

Light refreshments served from 7.15pm

Admission fee: €10.00

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