History and heritage lectures coming up soon

COUNTESS MARKIEVICZ Pic; National Library of Ireland.

A number of history and heritage events are coming up in the areas of Enniscorthy and Gorey before the end of August and they are unique and of great importance for anybody with a passion for Wexford’s past.

Special film screening in Kilanerin

SIR THOMAS ESMONDE Pic; Nationalo Portrait Gallery.

As part of National Heritage Week there’ll be a special screening of the short film ‘Titania’s Palace’ in Shamrock Hall, Kilanerin, on Friday, August 24th at 8.30 pm. This film aroused great local interest when it was premiered at the recent Gap Arts Festival at Ballythomas.
The original ‘Titania’s Palace’ was once located at Ballynastragh House, the seat of the Esmonde family.
There will also be an interesting talk by genealogist John Nangle on the history of the Esmonde family. All are welcome.

Ballads of Battle at Enniscorthy
The Presentation Centre, Nunnery Road, Enniscorthy, is the place to be for the ‘Ballads of Battle’ concert on Friday, August 24th for a wonderful evening of music and song.
The concert will feature the Carrigbyrne Pike Choir, Boolavogue Rebels and Helen Kirwan, and the Wexford Traditional Singers.

Enniscorthy lecture on Constance Markievicz

Enniscorthy Library will present ‘Constance Markievicz, Unlikely Revolutionary’, a talk by her noted biographer, Anne Haverty, in Athenaeum Hall, Enniscorthy, on Thursday week.
Anne Haverty’s biography has been recognised as a landmark in Markievicz studies, giving a historically complete account of a woman often maligned and misunderstood.

COUNTESS MARKIEVICZ Pic; National Library of Ireland.

In August of 1918, the Irish revolutionary Constance Markievicz was a prisoner in Holloway jail in London. Within a few months she would be a Sinn Fein MP, the first woman to be elected to parliament.
What had brought her, whose background as one of the Protestant Ascendancy was so in stark contrast to that of the average revolutionary, to this point? In her story and the story of her complex and eventful time, her biographer Anne Haverty examines this most unlikely of revolutionaries.
Anne Haverty was married to the late Enniscorthy-born author, poet and man of letters Anthony Cronin.
This event takes place in Athenaeum Hall, Enniscorthy, on Thursday, August 30th at 7 pm.
Booking Essential, if you require additional support to fully participate please contact the librarian on 053 9236055.

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