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Monksgrange Heritage Open Afternoon

21 August, 2pm - 5pm

Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust

  • Monksgrange House
  • Rathnure, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
  • Y21PT85
  • Co. Wexford

A one hour guided tour with personal commentary by Jeremy Hill on the heritage of landscape and garden at Monksgrange will start at 2.00pm. Outdoor footwear is suggested. You will hear about the role of landscape trees, admire the oaks of the original avenue planted in 1750 and the hear about design principles of the later curved avenue and the importance of a ‘burst.’ The influence of the Edwardian Arts and Crafts garden designers Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens and their use of vernacular, natural materials for the construction of drystone walls, stone-flagged terraces and paths, semi-circular steps and sunken gardens will be discussed during the walk.
At 3.30 a seminar will be presented in The Gallery. Anthony Hobbs will present the Edward Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust 2022 Annual lecture: The photography of historian Goddard Orpen (1852-1932). Archivist Lesley Whiteside will present an update on the latest news from Monksgrange Archives including the installation of a made-to-order storage chest for the map collection. The acquisition of this chest has been supported by a 2022 Heritage Council grant.
The afternoon is free of charge but seminar seats are limited and must be booked in advance.

It is essential to book for the seminar talks as seating is limited.

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