23.11.2019, 10:45 A.M.
Lecture by Julian Walton At The Crawford Gallery, Cork & Christmas Party At Hayfield Manor
10.45am Meet in the lecture theatre, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork, for registration etc.
11.00am Introduction and review of Cork Chapter events by Kevin Hurley.
11.15am Lecture by Julian Walton ‘Curraghmore House: an over-view and some recent developments’
12.15pm After the event view the ongoing ‘Georgian Ireland’ exhibition in the gallery.
2.00pm Lunch at Hayfield Manor, College Road, Cork.
Julian Walton is a former secondary schoolteacher and librarian with a lifelong interest in Irish history and genealogy, particularly relating to County Waterford. During the 1990s he worked at Waterford Heritage Genealogical Centre, where among other assignments he undertook the conservation of Waterford Cathedral Library. He was then employed at the library of University College Cork in the cataloguing of older printed books. Since he “retired” in 2006 he has been Resident Historian at Dunhill Multi-Education Centre in County Waterford, where he lectures on aspects of local history.
Curraghmore House is the historic home of the 9th Marquis of Waterford. Some 2,500 acres of formal gardens, woodland and grazing fields make this the largest private demesne and one of the finest places to visit in Ireland. The house is approached through a vast courtyard without parallel and the house has some of the finest neo-classical rooms in Ireland which feature the magnificent plaster-work of James Wyatt and grisaille panels by Peter de Gree.
Tickets cost €60 (members) €70 (non-members) including lunch and must be purchased in advance by completing the application form below. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.
Terms & Conditions: Participation at the discretion of the committee. No bookings accepted without payment. Attendees must provide own transport. No bookings will be taken after Wednesday 20th November 2019.
Please contact Kevin Hurley (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book.