Power and Politics in the Blackwater Valley

Sunday July 7th 2019
Dromana House Cappoquin Co. Waterford
10.30 – 4pm

  • Prof. Patrick Geoghegan ( TCD): ‘Liberation: Waterford and the Winning of Civil Rights in the Age of Daniel O’Connell’.
  • Dr. Dave Edwards ( UCC): ‘Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork: Statesman and Warlord ( 1629 – 1643)’.
  • Lunch
  • Prof. Tadgh O’Keeffe ( UCD): ‘Home truths about Walter Raleigh, Richard Boyle and Edmund Spenser.’
  • Patrick Cockburn ( The Independent Newpaper London): ‘Power struggles: marriages and money in an Anglo-Irish family in the 19th century’.

Enquiries and booking email: info@dromanahouse.com Tel: +353(86)8186305.

€75 pp or €130 for 2 persons to include morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Programme subject to change without notice.

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John Betjeman Festival – A Poetry Afternoon in Dromana

Sunday June 16, 2019
in conjunction with Joan Clancy Gallery in the Waterford Gaeltacht.

Numbers are limited, so pre-booking is highly recommended. €16 pp; children under 12 years free.
email: info@dromanahouse.com Tel: +353(86)8186305

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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