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THE MANSION HOUSE, DUBLIN : A BRIEF HISTORY

At the heart of historic Dublin, the Mansion House celebrated its 300th anniversary (1715-2015). It is the only mayoral residence in Ireland and is older than any surviving in Britain.  Home to the Lord Mayor of Dublin during his or her term of office, the Mansion House has been the centre of civic hospitality for three centuries. It is a rare example of Queen Anne style architecture in Dublin and is the oldest ‘free standing house’ in Dublin.  A…

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WEXFORD ‘OLD AND NEW’ : A MISCELLANY OF EVENTS

Originally a Viking trading post in the tenth century, Ireland’s historical south-east coastal town of Wexford lies at the mouth of the River Slaney in Wexford Harbour. The Anglo-Normans arrived in 1169 and the town ultimately passed to Strongbow, or Richard Fitz Gilbert, also known as Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Strigoil.  He landed in Waterford in August 1170 and quickly took control of Wexford and much of the south-east. He died from a foot…

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IRISH MADONNA HUNGARY: BISHOP WALTER LYNCH OF CLONFERT

Walter Lynch (1595-1663) was born into an Irish aristocratic family in the Clonfert parish town of Galway. His schooling began there but, as was common at the time, he was later sent to an Irish boarding school in Lisbon due to the Penal Code that limited Catholics to receive higher education at home.  He studied Theology in Paris where he was ordained a priest*, and received his doctorate from the Sorbonne. His family ascendants had held many mayoral posts…

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SEAN LESTER THE GUARDIAN OF A SMALL FLICKERING LIGHT

Book Note : Sean Lester The Guardian of a Small Flickering Light by Authors Marit Fosse and John Fox** Foreword by Michael Moller, Director-General, United Nations Headquarters, Geneva Co-authored by two journalists with long international experience**, this book highlights the accomplishments and failures of a highly capable Irish patriot, journalist, diplomat and international statesman.  Although he had left school aged fourteen, had no experience of foreign affairs and spoke only English, in 1929 Sean Lester became the Irish representative…

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