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19th September 2021

Visit by Attingham Trust Study Programme Group. Postponed due to Covid to May 2022.

12th September 2021

On Paper & Parchment: Tales From An Archive

Sunday 12th September 2021 at Monksgrange 2-5pm

An afternoon symposium including the public introduction of the recently acquired 350 years old Charter of Charles ll’s grant of lands to Solomon Richards, ancestor of the current owners of Monksgrange. Dr. David Brown, Trinity College Dublin and Archival Discovery Lead for Beyond 2022 Project, will speak of where the Charter fits into Irish and Wexford history and its contribution to the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland – an e-reconstruction of the Public Record Office destroyed in 1922.


Professor Emeritus Dr. Douglas Wilson, Knox College, Illinois, USA, travels here to tell of his research into a family acquaintance and his surprise at finding a collection of hundreds of relevant letters in a private archive in rural Ireland.


Lesley Whiteside will speak on her role in the 2021 Letter Book Digitisation Project generously grant aided by the Heritage Council.

Jeremy Hill will launch the Monksgrange Archives publication Old Paris in Orpen Eyes – a selection of thirty images of 1899 Paris by Goddard Orpen as photographer, lending insight into Europe’s medieval capital.

​​26th August 2021

Illustrated lecture at Enniscorthy Library, Covid permitting, 'Obediently Yours - letters of Edward Richards of Monksgrange,  1856-1897.' Copies of 4500 letters reveal local and international contacts and commentary on politics, trade, commerce, travel, family and local goings-on in this now digitised archive of great educational  benefit and a source of local history.

15th August 2021

Heritage Week:~ Virtual online presentation of Letter Book digitisation and indexing project. Video upload to Monksgrange Archives YouTube channel of project progress. Delayed due to covid restrictions to 26th August.

6th June 2021

Visit by Attingham Trust Study Programme 2021 postponed to 19th September 2021.


23rd May 2021

Visit by Little Garden Club of Rye, USA. Cancelled due Covid restrictions.


15th May 2021

Visit by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Postponed to 2022 due Covid restrictions

15th-22nd September 2020

Irish Georgian Society, South William Street, Dublin. 6.30pm

'Monksgrange: a trefoil of house, garden and landscape' an illustrated lecture by Jeremy HIll.

This a recorded talk which can be accessed from the Irish Georgian Society website, 'events' tab, and 'buy a ticket.' The cost goes to the IGS not the lecturer!

​7th June 2020

Visit to Monksgrange of The Attingham Trust, UK.  POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

9th May 2020

Visit to Monksgrange of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

5th May 2019

Field trip to Monksgrange of 'Invasion 1169' conference on 850th anniversary of Anglo-Norman invasion. Addressed by Dr. Robin Frame Legancy of Goddard Orpen. Illustrated talk by Jeremy Hill The Normans through the Photographs and Art of Goddard.

24/25th August 2019

Monksgrange250 and launch by Prof. Roy Foster of Philip Bull's Monksgrange-Portrait of an Irish House and Family 1769-1969.

16th August 2019

Exhibition of photography by Goddard Orpen, Life in the wilderness of Bantry, Enniscorthy Castle, Co. Wexford.

19th August 2018

Educational and Information Forum 11-5pm

Lecture by Jeremy Hill 3.00pm: The Normans in art and photos from the archives.

18-25 August 2018 

Lecture at Enniscorthy Library during Heritage Week, date to be announced.

8-9 June 2018

‘The Country House: Sport and Leisure’ the Sixteenth Annual Historic Houses Conference, to be held at Maynooth University


8 June 2018

The 2018 Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust lecture.

24 August 2017

Who do you think you are?

Genealogy in 18thC estate maps in Monksgrange Archives.’ Enniscorthy Library.














Jarlath Glynn, Jeremy Hill, Ivor McElveen

29 July 2017

Visit to Monksgrange Archives by Irish Genealogical Research Society.











IGRS visitors examine an album of portrait photos from 1856


Summer 2015

Visit by the extended, descendant Richards family

Richards visit 2015 3.JPG
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