Irish Country Houe

Irish Country Houses

Tuesday 28th January 2020

Lecturer: TOM DUNCAN

Tom Duncan lectures widely nationally and internationally after studying at Trinity College Dublin and the United States. He has his own tour company which specialises in lecture tours to destinations including Ireland, Italy and the Middle East.

Ireland has a wealth of exceptional country houses dating from the Medieval to Victorian periods. Their history is bound up with the long historic and sometimes tragic links between Ireland and England. This lecture will recreate these houses and their owners often eccentric lifestyles in an entertaining recreation of Ireland’s past.

Many houses were built during the Georgian period, mostly in the Palladian style, ornamented with exceptional plasterwork and filled with treasures brought back from the Grand Tour