Autumn Excursion: Tullynally Castle and Fore Abbey, County Westmeath

We are now taking bookings for our Autumn Excursion, which will visit Tullynally Castle and the nearby Fore Abbey in County Westmeath. Please note that this excursion was originally advertised in 2020 and you may already have reserved a place.

The coach will depart from Society House at 9.30am sharp and go directly to Tullynally Castle, where we will stop for a short tea/coffee break. We will then embark on a guided tour of house, including the grand rooms and the Victorian servants’ quarters. The tour will include a meeting with a member of the Pakenham family who still reside in the castle.

Lunch will be hosted in the Castle’s Tearooms. Following that, we will depart for a site visit to Fore Abbey. Our coach will return to Merrion Square by approx. 6pm.

The cost of the excursion is €60 for members and €65 for guests to include cost of coach, tours and lunch.

Please note that the excursion programme is subject to change or cancelation in line with governmental restrictions.

 


Autumn Excursion 2021




SPRING EXCURSION: Monksgrange House and Ferns, Co. Wexford

We are now taking bookings for our Spring Excursion to Monksgrange House and Ferns in Co. Wexford. Please note that this excursion was originally advertised in 2020 and you might already have resereved a place.

The coach will depart from Society House at 9.00am sharp. Upon our arrival in Ferns, we will have a short tea/coffee break before embarking on a tour of the historic town led by Mr Con Manning.

Following that, we will depart for Monksgrange House for a light lunch. Mr Jeremy Hill, Goddard Orpen’s grandson, will lead a tour of the house and its archives. The archives, in the ownership and care of the Edwards Richards-Orpen Memorial Trust, holds a large collection of personal and estate papers, photographic images and collectables of the Richards and Orpen families of Counties Wexford and Kerry.

The cost the of excursion is €65 for members and €70 for guests to include cost of coach, tours and lunch.

Please note that the excursion programme is subject to change or cancelation in line with governmental restrictions.

 


Spring Excursion 2021