08.03.2023, 18:00 P.M.
Burning the Big House - In Conversation with Prof. Terence Dooley.
This event will take place in the City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday, 8th March at 6pm. Please note, this is an in-person only event.
To accompany a showing in the City Assembly House of the exhibition ‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution 1920-1923’, Prof. Terence Dooley will discuss the political and social motivations for the destruction of Big Houses and the experiences of those caught up in the War of Independence and the Civil War.
The conversation will be facilitated by Prof. Finola O’Kane of UCD’s School of Architecture, and a Q&A session will allow further discussions. A wine reception will follow the Q&A.
Terence Dooley is Head of Dept, Professor of History at Maynooth University and Director of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates. He is the author of numerous books including ‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in a Time of War and Revolution’ (Yale, 2022) and ‘The Decline of the Big House in Ireland’ (Wolfhound, 2001). The exhibition will run for a number of weeks at the City Assembly House and is open to the public and free of charge.
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