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James Wyatt’s Irish Masterpiece: Castle Coole

The Irish Georgian Society, in partnership with the National Trust, Northern Ireland, is delivering a study day on Tuesday 12th November celebrating the rich architectural heritage, decorative interiors and designed landscape of Ireland’s finest eighteenth-century neo-classical house, Castle Coole, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Castle Coole has been home to the Lowry Corry family since the late seventeenth century. Castle Coole continues to be home to Lord Belmore and his family.

The keynote speaker will be Dr John Martin Robinson, the acknowledged authority on James Wyatt. Other distinguished speakers include:Frances Bailey; William Laffan; Dr Patricia McCarthy; Dr Edward McParland; Christopher Monkhouse; Terence Reeves-Smyth; Dr William Roulston; and David Skinner. The study day commences at 11am with tea and scones and a welcome from Lord Belmore. In addition to the study day lectures, there will a tour of Castle Coole and lunch.

More information can be found here

Course Dates for 2020

In chronological order:

The Attingham Study Programme: The Historic House in Ireland
3rd – 11th June

The 69th Attingham Summer School
2nd – 19th July

Royal Collection Studies
6 – 15th September

From College Library to Country House
14 – 18th September

French Eighteenth-Century Studies
5 – 9 October

Further information and applications will be live on the website in November 2019