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Tuesday 29 July 2014

History Lecture

Published 21/11/2012|08:48

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THE members of the Kilmacanogue History Society are eagerly awaiting their December Meeting, the final one of 2012.

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Titled "Painted Views of County Wicklow" It will be presented by Peter Pearson. In this new talk, Peter will be showing images of County Wicklow painted through the ages. These will include some of the great masters' views of such beauty areas as the Dargle Valley, Powerscourt and its Waterfall, Glendalough, Devil's Glen, Meeting of the Waters, and many more. Through the paintings he will explore the "cult of patronage" in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the development of "tourism" at that time. Many lesser known and seldom seen paintings will also be shown including a few glimpses of everyday life and of people at work in the county. Peter Pearson is a historian, conservationist and artist with a lifelong commitment to the protection and enhancement of Ireland's architectural heritage. His paintings of Irish Urban and landscape scenes are valued and have been shown across Europe. He is the author of 'Between the Mountains and the Sea', ' The Heart of Dublin' and other authoritative publications. He lives with his family in south Wexford where he paints, farms and maintains an historic house and walled garden. The venue is The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs at 8.30pm on Tuesday 4th December. E ntry €3 (€2 for members) all are welcome. Please check out the society on their Website - kilmacanoguehistorysociety.com

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