15th-22nd Septemberl 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

​26th November 2019

Adelaide launch of Philip Bull's book.

19th November 2019

Melbourne launch of Philip Bull​​​'s book. 

17th October 2019

Lecture to New Ross Historical Society. 'The legacy and heritage at Monksgrange' by Jeremy Hill


26th September 2019

Visit by Decorative Arts Society, UK.

25th August 2019

Garden Open Day with lecture at 2pm by garden historian Patrick Bowe and guided tour 3.30pm. Entry is free of charge but voluntary donations can be made to Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial

Trust, owner of Monksgrange Archives.

24th August 2019

Monksgrange250 - Live your Heritage. A symposium celebrating 250 years and ten generations. Featuring launch, by Prof. Roy Foster, of Monksgrange Portrait of an Irish house and family, 1769–1969 by Philip Bull. Lectures by Prof. Sean Duffy, Dr. Edward McParland, Robert O'Byrne, Anthony Hobbs and Susan Corr.

Registration from 10.00 for 11.00 am start. Finish by 5.00pm, ticket includes snack lunch.

Tickets from eventbrite.ie. Booking required due to limited seating.

A non-profit event with any surplus to Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust.

RCN#20009526, CHY#5872.

16th August- 3rd September 2019

Life in the wilderness of Bantry - an exhibition of 19th century photography by Goddard Orpen at Enniscorthy Castle. Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

13th -15th May 2019

17th Centre for the study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates Annual Conference,

to be held at Maynooth University.


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


Monksgrange Archives (in the ownership and care of the Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust RCN#20009526, CHY#5872) holds a large collection of personal and estate papers, photographic images and collectables of the Richards and Orpen families of Counties Wexford and Kerry.

Some documents in the archives date back to the 17th century.

The Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust is

registered with the

Charities Regulatory Authority:

RCN 20009526 CHY 5872.






Tel. 00353 (0) 53 925 5145