Scandal in the Big House!

Sunday, 6th October 2019
Dromana House Cappoquin Co. Waterford
10 am for a 11 am start: COFFEE

  • Julian Walton (Dunhill Education Centre): ‘The Scandalous Lives of the Carpenters, Earls of Tyrconnell.’
  • Prof Claire Connolly (UCC): ‘Hot and Cold Scandal in Maria Edgeworth’s Novels’
  • Lunch
  • Dr Eibhear Walsh (UCC): ‘Scandal in Merrion Square: The Other Wilde Trial.’
  • Dr Peter Murray: ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know”– Lord Byron, Lady Caroline Lamb and Lismore Castle.’

Afternoon tea and guided tour of the gardens.

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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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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In Pursuit of the Heiress

Sunday 5th May 2019 10.30 am – 4pm
All day talks and lunch: “In Pursuit of the Heiress”

  • Julian Walton: “The drawbacks and dangers of heiress hunting” more
  • Judy Brittain: “The decorative life of Marie Antoinette – the glittering road to the Guillotine” more
  • Lunch
  • Dr. Kieran Groeger: “The Abduction of Mary Pike and that fateful night in Vernon Mount, Cork” more
  • Dr. Dagmar O’Riain-Raedel: “The Irish ‘Wild Geese’: In search of fortune in the Habsburg Empire” more

Enquiries and booking email: info@dromanahouse.com
Tel: (086)8186305

€70 pp or €125 for 2 persons to include morning coffee, lunch & afternoon tea.
(programme subject to change)

Georgian Country House Interiors

Sunday 9th September 2018 10am – 4pm at Dromana House and Gardens

Programme:
Dr Peter Murray: ‘The Influence of Italy on taste in Irish country houses in the eighteenth century’.

Julian Walton: ‘The libraries of the Big Houses in Co. Waterford’.

Lunch

Dr Patricia McCarthy: ‘A fit setting for Persons of Noble Birth and Rank’ – Dromana’s sumptuous apartments.

Dr Conor Lucey: ‘The stuccoed interior in Georgian Ireland’.
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Booking Essential; email info@dromanahouse.com or Tel: 086 8186305

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Women Writers of The Big House: Maria Edgeworth

A celebration of the 250th anniversary of her birth.

Sunday July 15th 2018 10 am – 4 pm

Dromana House and Gardens

Programme

  • Prof Claire Connolly (UCC): ‘Three around Edgeworthstown’
  • Dr Eibhear Walshe (UCC): ‘Bringing down the house: Castle Rackrent and the Big House Novel’
  • Lunch
  • ‘Maria in Mind’: One-woman show starring Carmel O’Leary and directed by Johnny Hanrahan

Booking Essential; email: info@dromanahouse.com or Tel: 086 8186305

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