Killarney House-based Autumn Talks continues apace in its final two weeks

Tadhg Evans

The ever-popular Autumn Talks series at Killarney House has maintained its success so far during its 2018 run, and that looks set to continue this coming Thursday night, November 1, with a talk by Niall Parsons on 'Restoration Works of Killarney House'.

Mr Parsons, a senior architect in the Office of Public Works, was project architect on the house's restoration. He joined the OPW almost 40 years ago, and Killarney House was just one of a great number of projects he has worked on.

Among these were works at Áras an Uachtarán, Dublin Castle, and the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. He has also been a part of award-winning projects such as The Irish Architectural Archive and the Hunt Museum in Limerick.

"Within the OPW, we deal with a wide range of types, of building and I have worked on the provision of state accommodation for a wide range of people from Prisoners to Presidents," Mr Parsons said.

The event takes place in the Garden Room at Killarney House from 8pm, and admission is free.

It'll be the same time and venue the following week for the final talk of the series, "Where are all the Insects Gone?", presented by Dr Juanita Browne. A coordinator of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, this will be among the topics Ms Browne brings up on the evening.