Historical lecture series to kick off in Tipperary

Tipperary Museum will host a series of lectures highlighting the people, places and events which shaped a fascinating historical periods of the county.

The lecture series will aim to show interested people what, events, and times were like during the 19th century along with social life putting diverse topics up for discussion such as the role of women in Ireland, life of servants and societal positions of landlords.

There will be a total of 11 lectures, with one lecture being delivered to interested participants each day. Lectures begin on the Saturday 6th of September 2014 and will run once a month throughout the year until Saturday 4th of July 2015, each lecture will run for a total of 2 hours and will begin from 10am ending at 12pm.

Some of the lectures delivered will include: The role of women in the Irish county house 1860-1914 by Dr Meave O’Riordan from UCC, Landlord and Estate by prof Wm Smyth from UCC, Survival and Revival- Ireland’s historic gardens and demesne landscapes delivered by Finola Reid, Historic gardens consultant, stories from the backstairs- Domestic service in the big House by Jennifer McCrea from the Irish Heritage Trust and the social world of the landed class in Tipperary by Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam along with much more. There will also be a field trip on the final day which will allow many of the participants to see in reality the points discussed in previous lectures.

Lectures will take place in Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel, with tickets for the full series costing €50, participants who sign up for the full series will receive a discount entitling them to 1 free lecture. Those who wish to attend specific lectures will be charged €5 per session. The price for the field trip will not be included and is subject to sufficient numbers.

To book a place and avail of a discount or for more information on topics in the lecture series please contact juila.walsh@tipperarycoco.ie.


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