10.06.2023, 11:30 A.M.
The Irish Georgian Society invites you and a guest to a lunch and tour of Killua Castle for IGS Patron and Benefactor Members.
Killua Castle has been restored over the last 20 years by Allen and Lorena Krause through an ambitious programme of works. The house was built in 1784 for Sir Benjamin Chapman, MP for Westmeath, as a plain 3-storey, 5-bay Georgian block which was transformed into a Gothic castle through extensions and embellishments during the 19th century. As with so many of Ireland’s ‘Big Houses’, its roof was removed in the 1940s following which there was a sale of ‘important demolition materials’ and for the remainder of the 20th century the house stood as a ruin. However, since the start of the millennium, the Krause family has restored Killua Castle and its parklands, and today it houses a fascinating collection of artwork and artefacts from the Medieval and Early Renaissance period. Places are limited so please book early!
Date: Saturday 10th June from 11.30am until 2.30pm.
Cost: €25 per person or €40 including return coach from Dublin (leaves Dublin at 10am) *Maximum tickets allowance is two tickets per booking*
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Please note this is an event for IGS Patron and Benefactor members only. For information about becoming a Benefactor or Patron click here.