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Join us for this fascinating lecture on Doneraile Court by renowned freelance architectural historian Christopher Moore. Alongside the OPW, he has played a key role in the restoration of this late-17th century country house.

Moore, who also lectures in architectural history and the history of interiors with a specialist interest in paint, said taking the house from a virtual shell has been an exciting challenge.

Doneraile Court is the stunning centrepiece of one of Ireland’s most beautiful estates. Located on the banks of the Awbeg river in north Co. Cork, the house dates from the 1720s, when it was built by Arthur St. Leger, the first Viscount Doneraile and father of the renowned Lady Freemason.

The house was modified extensively in the 19th century by later generations of St. Legers, creating the imposing and characterful building that can be enjoyed today. The kitchen wing from this period now serves as the home of the Doneraile Court tearooms and is a perfect way to start or finish your visit.

Lecture by Christopher Moore

Time: 1pm

Date: 13 December 2022

Location: The Captains’ Room at The Hunt Museum

Organised by the Friends of the Hunt Museum

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