Myth & History Lectures 2018 at Castlecoote House

Published date Posted on by Ann Cronin in News, Events

Castlecoote House, Upcoming Events
Castlecoote House

Castlecoote House is hosting a series of events in 2018, starting with their Lecture Program entitled “Myth & History”. Castlecoote also hosts “The Percy French Festival and Summer School” annually in July.

Set amid woodland and beautiful gardens, Castlecoote House is a wonderful, historic, Georgian building encircled by a fast flowing river in County Roscommon. This elegant family home combines 18th century architecture, fine plaster-work ceilings and marble period fireplaces with the ultimate in 21st century comfort.

Castlecoote House plays host to an exciting and diverse programme of lectures throughout the year and commencing on 22nd February are a series of lectures entitled Myth & History - The Judaeo Christian dialogue: history and evolving perspectives

Castlecoote House is also the venue for the annual “Percy French Festival & Summer School” in the second week of July. Percy French (1854 - 1920), a native of County Roscommon, was the foremost songwriter and storyteller of his day. In more recent times, he has also become recognised for his watercolour paintings. The event features lectures, recitals, poems, monologues, music, drama and paintings celebrating the life and times of this multi-talented character. The school features prominent speakers covering the historical, cultural, social and political context of his life and works.

For further information on both events visit Castlecoote House