Landed Estates Conference, 29 June 2019

Apr 21, 2019 by

At the beginning of the 19th century there were over 4,000 ‘Big House Country Estates’ in Ireland; today there are less than 100.IMG_0237

These estates, and attaching mansions, symbolised the economic strength and social standing of different landed families. However, estates were about far more than just the ‘Big House’.

The story of estates is also the story of the tenant and the labourer, the story of society and of strife, and it is a story which reflects the economic history of Ireland.

In essence, the story of the big house is the story of Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries. Our special guest speakers this year are Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam and Dr Marion McGarry.

Booking in advance essential. Bookings open on 1st June by contacting the centre directly.



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