Monksgrange 19th century photos at Enniscorthy Castle

Display of 19th century photographs from Monksgrange estate can be admired at Enniscorthy Castle at the exhibition to commemorate Monksgrange 250.

A County Wexford Ascendancy house saved twice by rebel intervention in 1798 and 1922, celebrates 250 years of its protection of ten generations of the same family and the celebrations of Monksgrange 250 starts today.

There is excitement to get the Monksgrange 250 off to a flying start this evening in Enniscorthy Castle where Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District, and local historian Eithne Scallan from Wexford, preside at the opening of the exhibition Life in the wilderness of Bantry.

This is an exciting adventure with the exhibition highlighting a number of 19th century photographs that were only recently discovered.

All are welcome to attend this free event, from 7 pm, which is the beginning of a series events commemorating Monksgrange 250 during the month of August. The exhibition in Enniscorthy Castle runs for three weeks.

A newly written book by Philip Bull, entitled Monksgrange; Portrait of an Irish house and family, 1769-1969, will be published later this month.

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