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Doneraile Day and the Edmund Corrigan collection of Portrait Miniatures

22.07.2023, 10:30 A.M.

Irish Georgian Society Cork Chapter
2003 – 2023 Celebrating Twenty Years


Doneraile Day and the Edmund Corrigan collection of Portrait Miniatures

Saturday, 22nd July 2023 @ 10.30am

10.30am Doneraile Court, Doneraile Co. Cork courtesy of the OPW Heritage Division

1.00pm Picnic Lunch at own expense or avail of the nearby café facilities

3.00pm Laurentinum House, courtesy of Eileen Magner-Smith & Michael Smith

Doneraile Court was the seat of the St. Legers, Viscounts Doneraile. The present house was built in the early-eighteenth century possibly to the design of Isaac Rothery. The double bowed Regency garden front dates from circa 1800 with a later Victorian drawing room being added in the mid-nineteenth century, since demolished. It was restored by the society under the supervision of Arthur Montgomery. It has been restored once again by the OPW Heritage Division who have carried out admirable conservation work. The first floor rooms have been recently opened to the public and feature an exhibition of lost country houses of north Cork including a piece of stonework from the demolished ‘Bowen’s Court’ and a room dedicated to Elizabeth Bowen with a collection of her novels. The ‘Capability Brown’ inspired landscape surrounding Doneraile Court has remarkably survived intact. The house contains a fine collection of furniture and paintings. It also houses a unique collection of portrait miniatures and silhouettes assembled by Edmund Corrigan over the last seven years. His collection will be celebrated in a forthcoming publication

Laurentinum House was originally a seat of the Creaghs. The present house was originally a three storey Georgian house but altered in the mid-nineteenth century with the removal of the top floor and creation of wide overhanging eaves to create a fashionable Regency house. After decades of dereliction it has been rescued by Eileen and Michael and is now a comfortable family home.

Lunch options: bring your own picnic, avail of the café facilities at Doneraile Court or dine in the Townhouse Café in Doneraile (booking recommended).

Tickets cost €40 (members), €50 (non-members) excluding lunch and must be purchased in advance by completing the booking form below. Picnic lunch recommended or avail of facilities as above.

Terms & Conditions: Participation at the discretion of the committee. No bookings accepted without payment. Limited places available. Preference will be given to members. Attendees must provide own transport. Car sharing is encouraged. Programme subject to change without notice.

Paying directly into our bank account: where you opt to pay directly into our bank account it must include your name, membership number and the event name. You must mail your booking form to or send a photo of the booking form via WhatsApp to the mobile number to confirm your booking.

Please mail the booking form to Kevin Hurley, ‘Hazeldene’ I Amberley Park, Grange, Douglas, Cork. (Tel: 087-9266826 [voice/text/WhatsApp] – email: Please make your cheque payable to the Irish Georgian Society, Cork Chapter.

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