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In conversation with Finola Reid, Kilruddery, Co. Wicklow

23.07.2021, 15:00 P.M.

In conversation with Finola Reid, Garden Historian and Consultant, Kilruddery, County Wicklow (IGS Year of the Irish Country House Garden)

Speakers: Robert O’Byrne and Finola Reid

Date: Friday, July 23

Renowned garden historian Finola Reid has been involved in the restoration of some of Ireland’s best-known country house gardens, not least those at Kylemore Abbey, County Galway. In recent years, she also oversaw bringing back to active use the old walled garden of Kilruddery, County Wicklow, home to the Earls of Meath for the past 400 years. Finola will talk to Robert O’Byrne about some of the places in which she has been involved, and what gives Irish gardens their distinctive character.

This talk is pre-recorded and will be available to view for 7 days after the date it is sent out. Booking ends 24 hours before and access details will be sent by email at 3pm on the day of release.

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Lecture Series Sponsor

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About the Series Narrator

Mr. Robert O’Byrne is a writer and lecturer specializing in the fine and decorative arts. The author of more than a dozen books, he is a former Vice-President of the Irish Georgian Society and a trustee of the Apollo Foundation. Mr. O’Byrne is the curator of the Irish Georgian Society’s 2021 garden exhibitions.

Photo credit: Tourism Ireland/Chris Hill


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