Burning the Big House online Lectures

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Ursula.Harper • 26 January 2022
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Event date 24 Mar 19:00 - 17 May 19:00 (Ongoing)
Event location Online

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:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/burning-the-country-house-online-lecture-series-tickets-241397194507

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.

24 MARCH

Terence Dooley Burning the Big House: the story of the country house during the Irish Revolution, 1920-23

31 MARCH

Ann O’Riordan Revolution, agrarianism and the burning of Ballydugan House, Co Galway, 1922

7 APRIL

Jean Young ‘A barbarous mania of incendiarism’: house burnings in Co Louth, 1921-23

14 APRIL

Ciarán Reilly ‘A smouldering mass of charred stones’: The burning of country houses in Offaly, 1920-1923

21 APRIL

Gemma Clark Munster’s ‘Campaign of Fire’: Big House burnings in Counties Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford, 1922–23

28 APRIL

Glascott Symes ‘Ours must go in time’: the burning of Sir John Keane’s Cappoquin House, Co Waterford

5 MAY

Robert O’Byrne The ruined Irish country house: reality and perception

12 MAY

Olwen Purdue ‘Such troubled times’: the burning of big houses in Northern Ireland 1921-1981

19 MAY

Christopher Ridgway Ablaze! Fire and the country house: a perspective beyond Ireland