Dates for Your Diary 2019

Sun May 5th 2019
All day talks and lunch: “In Pursuit of the Heiress”

  • Dr. Anthony Malcomson: “The drawbacks and dangers of heiress hunting”
  • Judy Brittain: “The decorative life of Marie Antoinette – the glittering road to the Guillotine”
  • Dr. Kieran Groeger: “The Abduction of Mary Pike in 1797 – A closer look”
  • Dr. Dagmar O’Riain-Raedel: “The Irish ‘Wild Geese’: In search of fortune in the Habsburg Empire”

Sun June 16th 2019
Poetry afternoon: The John Betjeman Festival

Sun July 7th 2019
All day talks and lunch: “Politics in the Blackwater Valley”

Sun Oct 6th 2019
All day talks and lunch: “Scandal in the Big House”

Dromana House and Gardens


Welcome to Dromana House & Gardens

Dromana House is a true gem, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the strikingly beautiful, unspoilt river Blackwater. It is surrounded by a 600 acre privately owned estate with numerous woodland and garden walks. Several interesting historic follies are also to be seen throughout the grounds including an ancient outer fortification, boathouse and slipway down to the river. This period property has been lovingly maintained by its owners whose family have lived on this location since 1200, the present owner being the 21st generation. Dromana House offers a choice of self catering apartments with the perfect combination of old world charm and modern comfort, which are available for holiday or longer term letting. Located near the historic town of Lismore County Waterford, Dromana is less than 25 km from the sandy beaches of the South East coast of Ireland, from Tramore to – Ardmore, incorporating the renowned scenic drive along the Copper coast. For the garden enthusiast Dromana is a member of the Waterford garden trail which is one of seven historical gardens all within a 10 km radius. Other activities such as river cruising, canoeing or salmon/trout fishing are available directly from the house.Golfing, cycling, horse riding, deep sea fishing and numerous water sports are all within easy reach. The area offers an abundant choice of award winning fine dining. https://youtu.be/eAGtvC9yUc8