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Pride Month Talk: The Dublin Castle Scandals of 1884

Pride Month Talk: The Dublin Castle Scandals of 1884

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Kilkenny Castle

OPW-Kilkenny Castle

The Parade

R95 YRK1 Kilkenny

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This talk will give a fascinating insight in one of the major scandals in Ireland, the Dublin Castle Scandals of 1884.

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To mark this year's Pride Month, OPW-Kilkenny Castle is delighted to host a talk by Brian Crowley, author and Curator of the collections at Pearse Museum and Kilmainham Gaol

In 1884 the bitter political war which raged between the Home Rule movement and the British administration in Ireland led to the exposure of Dublin’s secret male homosexual community in what became known as ‘The Dublin Castle Scandals’. The initial revelations published in the nationalist press targeted a number of prominent government officials, but ultimately the casualties included people from every walk of life. This talk will look at the political context which led to the scandal, the sensational trials in which the intimate details of gay life in Dublin was exposed, and the disastrous consequences for those who were drawn into it.

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Kilkenny Castle

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R95 YRK1 Kilkenny

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