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Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Big Houses of Laois: lecture series underway

Portlaoise Library has launched a series of lectures called ‘A Celebration of Architecture: the Big Houses of Laois’. The lectures, all to be held on Tuesday evenings, feature houses spanning 1699 to the 1820s.

The series started this week, and the remaining lectures are as follows:

16 July      : Stradbally Hall – The Evolution of an Estate, with Dr Tom Cosby
23 July      : The Forgotten Treasures of Laois, with Siobhan Holland
30 July      : Castle Durrow – Nixers in the 17th century, with Shelly Stokes
6 August   : Abbey Leix – Spanning Four Centuries, with Tom Cox
13 August : Emo Court, with Kevin Flanagan
20 August : Ballyfin – The Restoration of an Irish House and Demesne, with Kevin V Mulligan

Venue: Portlaoise Library
Time: 8pm
Cost: Free

For details contact Portlaoise Library 00 353 (0)57 8622333, or download the programme from the library's website.