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Picturesque Designed Landscapes of Kerry: Where Art embraces Nature (Architecture Kerry 2024

27.09.2024, 10:00 A.M.

Picturesque Designed Landscapes of Kerry: Where Art embraces Nature (Architecture Kerry 2024 seminar)

The Society is partnering with Kerry County Council and Cairde Choláiste Íde Teo to deliver a one-day seminar, which forms part of Kerry Architecture Festival 2024. The seminar takes place in Coláiste Íde (formerly Burnham House and home to the Lords Ventry and now Ireland's only Irish speaking secondary boarding school for girls), and will explore the designed landscapes and gardens of Kerry: their history & conservation.

Speaker and topic include:

  • Des Byrne (NIAH inventory of historic gardens and designed landscapes of County Kerry)
  • Dr Vandra Costello (The tourists’ experience of visiting the lakes and landscapes of Killarney in the late 18th and early 19th centuries)
  • Tom Dillion (Exploring our roots: Heritage Trees of County Kerry)
  • Dr David Fleming (Nurserymen and landscape design in County Kerry)
  • Victoria McCarthy (Room with a view: Burnham House's designed landscape)
  • Mícheál Ó Coileáin (tour of Burnahm House's garden)
  • Professor Finola O’Kane (Isaac Weld's tours and landscapes of Kerry and the United States, 1795-1820)
  • Terence Reeves-Smyth (Big House Pastimes: Three Centuries of Sport in Irish Parks and Gardens)

Chairs include:

  • Donough Cahill
  • Dr John Knightly

Funded by The Heritage Council and Kerry County Council and supported by Cairde Choláiste Íde.

The seminar is free, however a charge of €20 applies for lunch (soup and sandwiches with tea/coffee and cake).

There will be a coach departing Tralee station at 9am and returning from Coláiste Íde at 5pm. There is an additional charge of €10 for those wishing to avail of the coach.

Venue: Coláiste Íde, Burnham West, outside Dingle, County Kerry.

Image
: Coláiste Íde, Burnham Manor, Dingle, Co. Kerry. (Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection). Reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.



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