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George IV's Tour of Ireland: Context, songs and poetry with Mary O'Donnell

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Join harpist Mary O'Donnell for a talk on the visit of George IV to Ireland, interspersed with songs and poetry.

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On 12 August, 1821, George IV embarked on his first and only visit to Ireland. Military pageantry, elaborately decorated buildings, and a multitude of loyal subjects and curious onlookers greeted the King wherever he went. From early in his reign, George IV planned to visit Ireland, and even the death of his estranged wife Caroline five days before arriving in Dublin did not alter his plans.

George IV’s visit to Ireland has often been likened to a carefully managed theatrical performance in which the King assumed the principal role. The role of the rest of the cast (from all classes of Irish society) was simple –to show unity, loyalty, not to highlight any grievances, and in return, they would gain benefits – of some kind.

This talk, which provides a political and cultural context to the visit, is interspersed with songs and poetry written in honour of George IV’s historic sojourn in Ireland.

Join Mary and dlr Libraries on zoom on Wednesday 20th October for what will be an interesting historic talk.

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