Burning the Big House online lecture
Thursdays 24th March - 19th May at 7pm - Burning the Big House online lecture series, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates and supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Historical Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme.
Tickets to attend are free and can be booked here:
SCHEDULE OF LECTURES
Two lectures will be delivered live: the inaugural lecture by Terence Dooley on 24 March 2022 and the last in the series by Christopher Ridgway on 19 May 2022. The remaining six lectures will be pre-recorded and aired according to the following schedule.
Terence Dooley Burning the Big House: the story of the country house during the Irish Revolution, 1920-23
Ann O’Riordan Revolution, agrarianism and the burning of Ballydugan House, Co Galway, 1922
Jean Young ‘A barbarous mania of incendiarism’: house burnings in Co Louth, 1921-23
Ciarán Reilly ‘A smouldering mass of charred stones’: The burning of country houses in Offaly, 1920-1923
Gemma Clark Munster’s ‘Campaign of Fire’: Big House burnings in Counties Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford, 1922–23
Glascott Symes ‘Ours must go in time’: the burning of Sir John Keane’s Cappoquin House, Co Waterford
Robert O’Byrne The ruined Irish country house: reality and perception
Olwen Purdue ‘Such troubled times’: the burning of big houses in Northern Ireland 1921-1981
Christopher Ridgway Ablaze! Fire and the country house: a perspective beyond Ireland