Please find below details of forthcoming lectures and events. The lectures will be held as usual in the United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2 at 7.30pm. Parking in the area is free after 7.00pm.
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June 2019 – Summer Outing
Summer Outing to Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow and St. Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin.
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 9.00am
Cost €35 tour fee per person
Our Summer Outing will commence with a guided tour of Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow, followed by a self-guided tour of the gardens. Tea/coffee/scones will be served on arrival and the cost is included in the tour fee. The Castle tour takes approximately half an hour and brings the history and stories of the Castle and its occupants to life. It takes in the living quarters and formal rooms of the Castle, as well as the Temple of Isis in the basement (added in the 1970s).
Lunch at own expense will be available at the Garden Café in the Arboretum, Leighlinbridge.
Following lunch there will be a guided tour of St. Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin which is close by. The Cathedral Church of St. Laserian is one of Ireland’s smallest Cathedrals, originally built on the site of a medieval monastery in the 12th., Century. St. Laserian is celebrated for the Synod held in Leighlin in 630 AD, which led to the Irish Church adopting the Roman calendar in defining the date of Easter. This points to the prominence and significance of the Leighlin site.