WHAT'S ON AT MONKSGRANGE
18 September 2022 Visit by The Attingham Trust Study Programme 2022: 'The Historic House in Ireland' 14-22 September
21 August 2022
MONKSGRANGE HERITAGE OPEN AFTERNOON - SUNDAY 21ST AUGUST 2022
2.00 - 3.00pm
A one hour guided tour with personal commentary by Jeremy Hill on the heritage of landscape and garden at Monksgrange will start at 2.00pm. Outdoor footwear is suggested. You will hear about the role of landscape trees, admire the oaks of the original avenue planted in 1750 and hear about design principles of the later curved avenue and the importance of a ‘burst.’ The influences of landscape designer Humphrey Repton and the Edwardian Arts and Crafts garden designers Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens will be discussed during the walk.
3.30 – 5.00pm
At 3.30 a seminar will be presented in The Gallery. Anthony Hobbs will present the Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust 2022 Annual lecture: The photography of historian Goddard Orpen (1852-1932). Archivist Lesley Whiteside will present an update on the latest news from Monksgrange Archives including the installation of a made-to-order storage chest for the map collection. The acquisition of this chest has been supported by a 2022 Heritage Council grant.
The afternoon is free of charge but seminar seats are limited and must be booked in advance.
It is essential to book for the seminar talks as seating is limited.
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Presented by Monksgrange Archives and the Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust
in association with National Heritage Week 2022
21 May 2022 Visit by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
17 February 2022 Obediently Yours Lecture by Jeremy Hill to the Wexford Historical Society