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Caroline and Jane Blunden - "Many Happy Returns - Memories of Childhood"

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Rothe House & Garden

16 Parliament Street

R95 P89C Kilkenny

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Twin sisters Jane and Caroline Blunden are celebrating their combined 140th birthday at Rothe House in Kilkenny on the 15th November 2018 with a talk on their childhood growing up at Castle Blunden, near Kilkenny city. From the nursery to New York City, describes what it was like to grow up in a Big House the 50s and 60s in Ireland, in many ways cut off from the outside world.

Their storytelling talk is wonderfully illustrated and takes its audience through their teenage years to when they 'flew the nest' landing their first job in New York city, USA, in 1968. There they promoted Kilkenny’s famous Design Workshops (KDW) on 5th Avenue, under the wing of the founder of KDW, Mr Bill Walsh.

Following this the sisters travelled the world, working in South America, South Africa and Australia. Jane began a career in journalism and later wrote a guide book to Mongolia, while Caroline trained as an Art Historian at Edinburgh University and was one of the first post graduate foreign students to study at the Central College of Fine Art in Peking, China.

Their lives have taken many other courses but as both Jane and Caroline say, there is an irresistible pull to return to Kilkenny — the place they call ‘home'.

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