Monday March 12, 13:00 P.M.
About the Talk
Ireland’s grandest country house, Castletown, County Kildare, was designed three centuries ago in 1718. From the beginning it was beloved by a succession of remarkable women, all of whom left their stamp on the building. Join us to hear Rober t O’Bryne
talk about Castletown’s chatelaines, from Katherine Connolly
who first lived their with her husband, Speaker Thomas Connolly
to Mariga Guinness, co-founder of the Irish Georgian Society,
who helped save Castletown for the nation fifty years ago.
About the Speaker
Robert O’Byrne is one of Ireland’s best-known writers and speakers on the country’s fine and decorative arts. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Luggala Days: The Story of a Guinness House, Romantic Irish Homes and The Last Knight: A Tribute to Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin.
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