On Saturday 24 August, Fingal County Council Archives is hosting The Big House (and Demesne) in Fingal seminar in the new conference facility at Malahide House and Gardens.
Speakers will give talks on a selection of ‘big houses’ including Abbeville, Abbottstown, Brackenstown House and Demesne, Luttrellstown Castle and Lissen Hall, as well as the newly re-furbished Malahide Castle itself.
The event is open to all and is free of charge but refreshments are not provided. Booking is essential by email or tel: 01-8704495/8704496.
10.15 Introduction, with Colm McQuinn, Archivist, Fingal County Council (FCC)
10.30 Developments at the Big Houses and Gardens in care of FCC, with Finola May,
Conservation Architect, FCC.
11.15 Brackenstown House & Garden, with Dr. Finola O’Kane, UCD School of Architecture
12.00 Luttrellstown House & Demesne, with Jim Lacey, Local Historian/Author
1.00 Lunch Break
2.00 Lissen Hall, with Claire Bradley, Lissenhall
2.45 The Papers of the Holmpatrick Estate, Abbottstown House, in Fingal Local Studies &
Archives, with Catherine Mullan, Archivist
3.30 Abbeville House, with Mary Rose Doorly, Author
4.15 Q & A
Further details, and directions.