Lecture to Explore Medieval Art and Architecture of the Mid-West

Monday 2nd November 2015: The fourth in a series of exploratory evening lectures aimed at raising awareness of Limerick’s unique built heritage takes place on Tuesday, 10th November in the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, at 8pm.

The fourth in a series of exploratory evening lectures aimed at raising awareness of Limerick’s unique built heritage takes place on Tuesday, 10th November in the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, at 8pm.

Dr. Rachel Moss of Trinity College Dublin, an art and architecture historian with a particular interest in medieval Ireland, will discuss some of the buildings and artworks produced in Limerick and its wider environs during the medieval period. Dr. Moss has published extensively and was the editor and principal author of Volume 1 of the Royal Irish Academy’s Art and Architecture of Ireland Series, published by Yale University Press in November 2014.

Organised and funded by Limerick City and County Council, the built heritage lecture series takes place over five evenings and is free to attend. The series looks at a variety of architecture in Limerick throughout the ages including pre-historic houses in Lough Gur, contemporary designed homes in the 21st century, Limerick’s castles, and medieval architecture and art in the Limerick region.

The lectures also consider the value of older buildings and structures to mammals and birds in terms of supporting wildlife and biodiversity.

Organised bi-annually by the Council, the programme is determined by a multi-disciplinary team of Council professionals comprising of the City and County Archaeologist, the Conservation Officer, the Heritage Officer and a Planner.

The free lectures commenced Tuesday, 29th September in the Woodlands House Hotel Adare and continue fortnightly until 24th November. Brochures are available at local libraries, from Customer Services in the Council’s offices in Merchant’s Quay, Dooradoyle, Rathkeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West, and other locations in the Limerick.

Visit www.limerick.ie/council/heritage-events-and-competitions for further information.

 

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