• Contact us
  • Location & visitor info
  • Search
  • Visitor Info
  • Contact us
Back to event list

RDS Library Speaker Series: Willam Laffan -'Abbey Leix: A History of the Landscape and Architecture of one of Ireland's Great Demesnes'

Back to event list

Time and Place

Monday Nov. 20

RDS - Hall 7 (Concert Hall)

Opening Times and Admission

Monday Nov. 20: 18:30 - 19:30

Event Website and Email

members@rds.ie

Organiser's Contacts


RDS
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4

Tel 01 240 7296

Book a Hotel

William Laffan is a curator and the author of many books on Irish art and architecture, most recently Abbey Leix, An Irish Home and its Demesne.

Abbey Leix, originally site of a Cistercian monastery founded in the twelfth century, is one of the great Irish country houses. Over the last few decades it has been restored by Sir David Davies, President of the Irish Georgian Society. This talk, by William Laffan, explores the architectural history of the house, built by the de Vesci family in the 1770s, using drawing by the various architects who have played a role in its construction, notably James Wyatt, and also examines the landscape of one of the most intact demesnes in Ireland, home to the oldest oak tree in Ireland.

Event bookings

*Mandatory Fields

Order ID:
Payment method:
Total price:

Share this page

Get RDS updates in your inbox.

Get all RDS updates in your inbox.

What updates would you like to subscribe to?