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The Big House Book Club November 2021

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Marlay Park House

Grange Road

Rathfarnham

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Join dlr Historian in Residence David Gunning for the Big House Book Club in Marley House, Rathfarnham.

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The Big House is an important element of our shared cultural heritage in modern Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The grandeur of these houses was in complete contrast to the homes of ordinary Irish people at the time and the gates to the Big House were firmly closed to the majority of Irish society. The foundations of the Big House became increasingly unsteady as Ireland moved towards independence and the Big Houses that survived the fires of the 1920s faced further change during the twentieth century as they came under state and institutional ownership.

Throughout their long and varied history, the Big Houses of Ireland have featured heavily in national literature and they have provided inspiration to some of our best-known authors from Maria Edgeworth to WB Yeats.

Big House Book Club attendees will read, meet and discuss novels relating to the Big House in Ireland. Join David Gunning, dlr Historian in Residence, in the ballroom at Marlay House, Rathfarnham to discuss the following:

Good Behaviour by Molly Keane, Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 7pm-8:30pm.

Copies of the novel can be collected at dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire (Librarian’s Desk on Level 4) or borrowed from your local library.

Information on access to Marlay Park will be sent via email prior to the event.

These events form part of the Decade of Centenaries programme for dlr County Council taking place between October and December 2021 to mark the publication of a new book and exhibition that explores the history, heritage and human stories associated with the Big House in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

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