The TV series Downton Abbey is set on the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England home to the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V.
On Friday next St. Mary’s Famine Museum, Thurles will feature a new major & previously unseen exhibition entitled “Downton Abbey, A Tipperary Perspective.”
The exhibition will be open to the public for just two weeks beginning Friday September 21st, & continuing until Friday October 5th, inclusive. The event is being kindly sponsored by Thurles Centenary Co Op & Thurles Fresh Milk. The exhibition can be viewed during Thurles Famine Museum’s normal opening hours 10.00am – 5.00pm. On Friday 21st next, & the Museum will feature a special lecture tour of the exhibition starting sharp at 8.00pm on Saturday night next, September 22nd. Total cost of admission to this unique Tipperary exhibition is a mere €2 which also incorporates a chance to examine the Famine Museum, latter which boasts the largest amount of original memorabilia pertaining to the Great Famine (1845 – 1849) anywhere in the world.
This exhibition is also a must for Primary, Secondary & Third Level history students who will find this ‘primary resource,’ event of huge interest & in keeping with the current education curriculum which encourages students to become involved in all such resource activity. See this weeks Tipperary Star for full story.