The Countess of Dunraven will share the story of the Dunraven family in Adare and Wales.
Countess of Dunraven to Open People’s Museum Spring Lecture Series
The Spring programme of the Leonard Lectures series has been announced by the People’s Museum of Limerick, after the success of the inaugural winter series. This season’s first speaker is the Countess of Dunraven, who will share the story of the Dunraven family in Adare and Wales on Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm.
Her lecture will be accompanied by original artifacts and manuscripts from the family’s history, which will be in the museum for one night only. The second lecture will be about the first professor of chemistry in the British Isles, and the last is on the legacy of Denis Leonard outside of Limerick City.
This will be followed by Colm deBarra on Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm and Brian O’Connell on Thursday, April 23, also at at 7 pm.
“We are so pleased to be able to give a platform to some of the most interesting and important aspects of Limerick’s history,” said Dr. Rose Anne White, manager and curator at the museum. “Sparkling conversations arise after each talk, and this spring will be no different. This is also one of the ways we can bring life and light into the centre of Limerick City in the evenings, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute to that. Everyone is welcome here.”
The Leonard Lectures are in memory of Denis Leonard, founder of Limerick Civic Trust, and a pioneering voice in Limerick’s heritage until his passing in 2009. These lectures are also a fundraiser for Limerick Civic Trust and their new project at No. 2 Pery Square – the People’s Museum.
The People’s Museum of Limerick showcases items that have been donated by the people of Limerick that are about the history of Limerick. The tour guides, carpenters, curators are all from Limerick themselves so you will be shown around by someone who lives right across the road in most cases.
The People’s Museum of Limerick is currently open Monday to Friday, 11 am to 3 pm, with extended opening hours coming soon. Rooms in the house are also available for rental and for community use, and events are held in the museum most nights of the week.
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