The Big Brick Experience comes to Farmleigh 29th June – 1st September

The Office of Public Works are delighted to present the return of The Big Brick Experience for the third year running, this time at the fabulous Farmleigh House in Dublin. The Exhibition showcases the best of Construction toys, 3D Puzzles and Football Stadium replicas.

28 June 19

 

Go Bats in Derrynane at the Discover Derrynane Weekend 2019 Packed programme of free events for children and adults 7th June to 9th June 2019

This weekend the OPW will host the sixth annual Discover Derrynane Weekend at Derrynane House and National Historic Park. This year the festival is bigger and better than ever with 50 free events suitable for children and adults taking place across the weekend. The Discover Derrynane Weekend brings walks, talks, tours, workshops and exhibitions to the historic house and grounds, and families of all ages will find plenty to do on this magical stretch of the scenic Kerry coast.

6 June 19

 

Minister Moran announces the re-opening of newly refurbished Kilkenny Castle Park Playground

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief (OPW) today announced the re-opening of the children’s playground at Kilkenny Castle after a €100K refurbishment. The Playground will re-open to the public from Tuesday 9th July at 2.00pm.

9 July 19

 

Minister Moran welcomes flood works at Duckspool, Dungarvan Co Waterford.

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief visited Dungarvan today (10 April 2019) where he announced approval of funding of €562,000 to Waterford City and County Council under the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection scheme for a project at Duckspool, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. The main works comprise the replacement of the existing outfall pipes in order to ensure reliable and adequate capacity for the discharge of surface waters to the estuary.

10 April 19

 

OPW launches new Edwin Lutyens Exhibition in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens

On this, the eve of the National Commemorations in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, The Office of Public Works is delighted to announce a new Exhibition celebrating the work of the world renowned Architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lutyens, whose mother was an Irish woman, Mary Gallwey.

12 July 19

 

OPW Celebrates 30 years of stewardship at The Swiss Cottage

Today sees a series of events taking place to mark the 30th Anniversary of the OPW’s Stewardship of the Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.  The festivities will be held between 12 noon and 5pm and admission to the famous cottage is free of charge for the day.

14 July 19

 

Christmas At The Castle Is Officially Opened

Christmas At The Castle Is Officially Opened

Immerse Yourself in the Festive Spirit with Magical Christmas Experiences Taking Place Across 11 Days in Historic Surroundings of Dublin Castle

12 December 19

 

CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE - Magical Christmas Experience to take place in historic surroundings of Dublin Castle

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is pleased to announce a magical new experience for Christmas 2019 taking place in the historical surroundings of Dublin Castle.  Christmas at the Castle, presented in collaboration with Dublin City Council (DCC), is a unique festive event running from the 12th to the 22nd of December.  Set in the heart of the nation’s capital, Christmas at the Castle, will have something for everyone, with a boutique open air Christmas Market, evening carol singing, a Neapolitan crib and complimentary evening access to the traditionally decorated State apartments among some of the festive offerings.

18 November 19

 

Discovery of 19th-century ship graffiti and other writing on plaster at Derrynane House sheds new light on life of Daniel O’Connell

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief and Josepha Madigan, TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG), are delighted to announce the discovery of an important collection of ship graffiti, writing and inscribing on plaster within certain structures in Derrynane National Historic Park in County Kerry.

10 December 19

 

Minister Moran welcomes flood works at Townspark, Dundalk

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief visited Dundalk today (18th June 2019) where he announced approval of funding of €668,571 to Louth County Council under the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection scheme for a project at Townspark, Dundalk, Co. Louth. The main works comprise the extension of a drainage pipeline towards Balmer’s bog to mitigate against flood risk in the area.  

18 June 19

 

Minister Moran welcomes progress on flood relief schemes for Donegal

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief visited Lifford Town today, 29th November, 2019, to meet with local Councillors and other groups to discuss ongoing plans to deal with various flooding issues in the County. During the visit, the Minister outlined the plans currently underway by the OPW and Donegal County Council to progress seven flood relief schemes in the County, and announced that a further three flood relief schemes would now be advanced for the County. The Minister said that this announcement underlined his and the Government’s serious commitment to address flooding in Donegal and reflected the OPW’s significant and continued investment in the flood risk management programme for the County.

29 November 19

 

Farmleigh Gallery presents Structures and Forms. Chaos and the Void. The Empty Vessel.

An exhibition of works by Gareth Jenkins, Kohei Nakata and Masashi Suzuki.

The Weaving Paintings by Kohei Nakata physically describe the action of painting lines in pearl acrylic that appear to weave between each other. His Layered and Line Paintings suggest a ritualistic repetitive process. The choice of gesture is in contrast to the hard edged lines and colour in the paintings of Gareth Jenkins. Both process driven surfaces reference structure and form.

20 June 19

 

Minister Moran visits Athlone to view the completion of Phase 1 Works of the redevelopment and refurbishment of Athlone Garda Station

Mr. Kevin “Boxer” Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, was in Athlone today to view the completion of Phase One Works of the restoration and refurbishment of Athlone Garda Station.

18 July 19

 

The Ormond Castle Visitor Interpretative Scheme Officially Opens. Project Funded Through OPW, DCHG & Fáilte Ireland Strategic Partnership.

Major upgrades to Ormond Castle have been officially opened today following €270,000 investment through Fáilte Ireland’s strategic partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

John McMahon, Heritage Commissioner at the OPW and Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Fáilte Ireland, today unveiled a new interpretative scheme for the Castle at a special event in Carrick-on-Suir.

25 September 19

 

Minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran officially reopens Casino at Marino. Architectural masterpiece reopens to the public following remedial and conservation works by OPW.

The Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D today officially reopened to the public the Casino at Marino in North Dublin. The Casino at Marino, which was closed for two years while it underwent remedial and conservation work, is internationally regarded as one of the finest architectural masterpieces of eighteenth-century Europe. The OPW is now offering free admission and guided tours of the Casino at Marino, which is both a protected structure and a national monument. The Casino (which means small house) was designed in 1759 by William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemont, whose vision was to recreate in Dublin an Italianate paradise that would represent all that is good in neo-classical architecture. Together, Charlemont and Chambers created a unique and intriguing garden temple from which to take full advantage of the magnificent panorama of Dublin Bay. Visitors to the Casino, will see a lavishly decorated building, a compact exterior cleverly disguising an interior of intimate rooms displaying intricately ornate Georgian motifs, richly patterned marquetry floors and beautifully executed plasterwork.

13 September 19

 

JFK Arboretum and Memorial Park to Celebrate National Heritage Week with Range of Free Activities

JFK Arboretum and Memorial Park at New Ross will celebrate National Heritage Week 2019 with a range of exciting, free activities. National Heritage Week, which runs from the 17th to 25th of August, is a celebration of Ireland's built, natural and cultural heritage and aims to generate awareness, appreciation and preservation of Ireland’s wonderful resources.

12 August 19

 

Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D. attends unveiling of 1916 commemorative plaque for Washington Monument

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D., is honoured to be in Washington DC today at the unveiling of the commemorative plaque which was presented to the US National Park Service on behalf of the President and people of Ireland to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

18 September 19

 

New state-of-the-art visitor experience opens at Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre following €4.5m investment

Today, exactly 26 years after the ‘Archaeological ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne or Brú na Bóinne’ was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief and Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State for the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport opened a new state-of-the-art Visitor Experience at the Brú na Bóinne centre.

12 December 19

 

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran welcomes progress on the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme

Mr. Kevin 'Boxer' Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, was in Athlone today to witness works at Canal Walk, which is part of Flood Cell 1 – Deerpark flood alleviation works. These works are part of the eight cells being progressed as part of the €12 million Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme.

19 December 19

 

9 Green Flag Awards for OPW Parks

The Office of Public Works (OPW) today (17 July 2019) welcomed the news that 9 OPW sites were among the group of 60 Irish Parks and Gardens across the Republic of Ireland who received their 2019 Green Flags. The Green Flag Awards, administered by An Taisce in the Republic of Ireland, recognise and encourage the provision of good quality parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.  The awards are marked on eight criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

17 July 19

 

Herbarium in Focus - Exhibition to bring to life the power of Plants

Herbarium in Focus, a free exhibition in Ireland’s National Herbarium at the National Botanic Gardens was officially opened today by Office of Public Works (OPW) Commissioner, John McMahon. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase the key role herbarium’s play in our understanding of the natural environment and to encourage public participation in this important resource.

3 October 19

 

Minister Moran announces the completion of the purchase of land at Emo Demesne

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief (OPW) today announced the purchase of a plot of land, approximately 8 acres, which is situated within the historic demesne of Emo Court. The plot is located to the side of the main Wellingtonia Avenue, near the original main entrance to the Estate.

9 July 19

 

Farmleigh Gallery presents “Together Now: The Engagement Project”

Together Now: The Engagement Project is a large group exhibition of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture and film by artists from the Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent (KCAT), in Callan, Co. Kilkenny and artists from very different practice contexts from all over Ireland, who have been working together in residencies and other forms of engagement since 2014.  Curated by Catherine Marshall, and following a symposium at KCAT in Callan at the end of 2018, this exhibition, drawing on the work of the 24 artists, is touring to venues across Ireland.

22 October 19

 

Major upgrade to Garda Síochána Water Unit accommodation in Athlone

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran TD, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today visited the Garda Síochána Water Unit accommodation in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

The Garda Water Unit provides an operational support and search capability to other Garda units and outside agencies in marine environments and hazardous locations. The Unit consists of two operational teams, one based in Athlone, Co. Westmeath and one base in Santry, Co. Dublin.  

17 December 19

 

President Higgins opens the inaugural Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival Pollinators Plans, Honeybee Hives & Foraging Schools among Activities Taking Place to Highlight Importance of Ireland’s Biodiversity

President Michael D. Higgins today officially opened the inaugural Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival and Honey Show at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

The free festival is being held by the Office of Public Works (OPW) to celebrate the Park’s rich biodiversity and natural heritage and to drive awareness of the relationship between biodiversity and natural resources. 

14 September 19

 

Kilkenny Castle Celebrates European Film Heritage with Screening of French Classic Film Amélie Office of Public Works hosting free event in conjunction with Creative Europe

On Saturday 27th of July the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Creative Europe are holding a special screening of the classic 2001 French film Amélie in the wonderful surroundings of Kilkenny Castle. The screening is one of just 13 screenings taking place in cities across Europe as part of ‘A Season of Classic Films’, a Creative Europe initiative to highlight Europe's rich and diverse cultural heritage.  Some other iconic venues hosting the screenings across Europe include Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki, Greece and the Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy. ‘A Season of Classic Films’ is a follow-up on the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.

19 July 19

 

Minister Moran announces Pollinator Plan for Leinster Lawn

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief announced today, that the OPW will be implementing a new Pollinator Plan for Leinster Lawn.

OPW has been working with the National Biodiversity Data Centre, to consider actions from the All Ireland Pollinator Plan which could be implemented,to make the landscape in Leinster House more pollinator friendly. This Plan was recently presented to the Oireachtas Committee and approval was granted last week. Works will immediately commence on the implementation of the various actions in the proposal.

17 July 19

 

Minister Boxer Moran announces major new initiative for Clonmacnoise

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD, today announced that the OPW will shortly undertake a comprehensive new study at Clonmacnoise in partnership with Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.  The study has the potential to revolutionise the way visitors are managed at the famous 6th century monastic site in Co. Offaly and will directly help to protect the site for years to come.

18 October 19

 

Quarter of a Million visitors attended Christmas as the Castle

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe and the Minister for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran were delighted with the tremendous success of the Christmas at the Castle experience which was visited by over 275,000 visitors during the 10 days.  

23 December 19

 

Joint OPW / Cork City Council Press Release - Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme

The Office of Public Works (OPW) and Cork City Council have published further detail and images of the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (LLFRS) which represents the largest State investment in flood defence ever undertaken in the country.  This scheme is an important element of the government’s Project Ireland 2040 strategy.

16 September 19

 

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran in Athlone to view the commencement of works at the Showgrounds as part of the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme

Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, was in Athlone today to witness the commencement of sheet piling works at the Showgrounds as part of the works being undertaken for the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme.  These works are part of the Deerpark Cell which works commenced on earlier this year.

14 October 19

 

Second Lady of the United States tours Phoenix Park Victorian Walled Gardens

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence was given a guided tour of the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in the Phoenix Park accompanied by Commissioner John McMahon, Margaret Gormley, Chief Park Superintendent & Brian Quinn, Gardener/Bee-Keeper from the Office of Public Works. The Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden is a two and a half-acre garden set in the grounds of Ashtown Castle at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre and is cared for and managed sustainably by the OPW. The Phoenix Park is home to 28 beehives and is actively managed to encourage and increase pollination. A demonstration of honey extraction was undertaken by Meeda Downey, Head Gardener. A range of Honey from Co Tyrone, Co Clare and Dublin’s Phoenix Park was sampled by the Second Lady as part of the Irish experience. Home grown produce from the Walled Kitchen Garden was also on display.

3 September 19

 

President Michael D. Higgins to open the inaugural Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival

President Michael D. Higgins to open the inaugural Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival.

Free festival of events and activities to celebrate the Phoenix Park's rich biodiversity takes place Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th September.

Fifth annual Honey Show takes place Sunnday 15th September.

10 September 19

 

Experience Japan Hanami Festival Day Farmleigh House & Estate, Phoenix Park Sunday 7 April 2019

Come along to the Experience Japan Hanami Festival in the beautiful grounds of Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 7 April, 2019 and celebrate Irish and Japanese culture with friends and family.

10 April 19

 

Twenty Free Things to do this Summer

Come with us on a journey, through Ireland’s magical past! This summer follow in the footsteps of princesses, witches and knights and take a trip to some of our country’s best kept secrets.

 

18 June 19

 

OPW announces Snowdrop Festival at the beautiful Altamont Gardens during the month of February

The very popular Snowdrop Festival returns to the beautiful Office of Public Works (OPW) gardens at Altamont Gardens in Tullow, Co. Carlow next month. This year we are delighted to announce the extension of the Festival for the whole month of February.  This is a wonderful opportunity to view this unique collection of over 100 named varieties of snowdrops, started by the late Corona North, to celebrate the forthcoming arrival of spring.

25 January 19

 

Major acquisition by OPW and the Castletown Foundation of the portrait of Emily, Duchess of Leinster

The Office of Public Works (OPW) together with the Castletown Foundation, and with the generous support of the Friends of the National Collections of Ireland, have acquired a portrait of Emily FitzGerald, the Duchess of Leinster which will be unveiled in Castletown House in Kildare on 24th January at 11am.

23 January 19

 

Doneraile Court Opens To The Public For The First Time In A Generation

Doneraile Court, the stunning centrepiece of one of Ireland’s most beautiful estates, today opened its doors to the public for the first time in a generation following a €1.6million restoration by the Office of Public Works (OPW). Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, officially opened the historic house today at an event attended by the local community.

Doneraile Court which was built in the 1700’s by the St Leger family, who remained in residence for 13 generations until 1969. It has been in the stewardship of the OPW since 1994 and following the €1.6 Capital Works Project, including a €350K from the Department of Culture Heritage and Gaeltacht, the ground floor has been fully restored and the house now takes its place as one of Ireland’s most important historic properties.

22 June 19

 

OPW MARK 25th ANNIVERSARY OF EMO COURT BEQUEATHAL TO NATION WITH INAUGURAL OPENING OF THE FIRST FLOOR

The OPW celebrated the 25th Anniversay of Emo Court being bequeathed to the Nation with a special event today attended by Charlie Flanagan T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality. Emo Court, a James Gandon designed property, is one of Ireland’s most important country houses and has been in State ownership since 1995 when it was bequeathed to the nation by Major Cholmeley Harrison.

27 May 19

 

‘Living Inside: Six Voices From the History of Irish Prison Reform’ A new exhibition at Kilmainham Gaol Museum

Living Inside: Six Voices From the History of Irish Prison Reform’ is a new exhibition which opens in Kilmainham Gaol Museum on 9th February 2019. Based on historical research of leading UCD academics, and using evocative images by photojournalist Derek Speirs, and rarely seen objects from Mountjoy Prison Museum, the exhibition tells the story of six ordinary people whose lives were entangled in campaigns for prison reform in Ireland since the 1960s.

7 February 19

 

Minister Moran welcomes Irish Sign Language Tours at OPW Heritage Sites

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief has announced that the OPW will offer an extended programme of Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreted tours at OPW heritage sites in 2019.  This follows on from similar, very successful programmes in previous years and extends the number of sites where these services are available.  This year will see the extension of the programme to include sites outside Dublin such as the Rock of Cashel and Charles Fort in Kinsale for the first time.

11 February 19

 

OPW announces €5m investment at Brú na Bóinne

The Office of Public Works along with its strategic partners, Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, is set to invest €5m at Brú na Bóinne. The works include major refurbishment of Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, the installation of a stunning state of the art exhibition at Knowth celebrating the megalithic art at the site and improved interpretation and visitor facilities at Newgrange National Monument.

12 February 19

 

Minister Moran welcomes welcome winners of OPW's Annual Winter Solstice Lottery to Newgrange for the Solstice

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief this morning, (21 December), welcomed the winners of the OPW Winter Solstice Lottery to Newgrange. Their prize granted them access to the Chamber this morning to witness the Winter Solstice but unfortunately the sun was obscured by cloud.  Nevertheless, the atmosphere at the Monument is weather-proof and all the visitors enjoyed the unique experience of Winter Solstice. The winners were from as far away as Canada, Italy, Norway and the United Kingdom.  They were joined at the Monument by a large group of media and onlookers, all seeking to share in the excitement of this unique event.

21 December 19

 

Minister Moran congratulates The Phoenix Park on its Award in Irish Independent 2019 Reader Travel Awards

Mr. Kevin 'Boxer' Moran T.D., Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today congratulated the Phoenix Park on its award for Ireland’s Favourite Local Attraction in the Irish Independent 2019 Reader Travel Awards.

19 January 19

 

Refurbishment of Kilkenny Castle Park Playground begins in May

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has announced that an extensive €100K refurbishment of the children’s playground at Kilkenny Castle Park is due to commence on the 13th of May. The work being undertaken includes the installation of some new play equipment and a replacement of the rubber surfaces. Works are estimated to take two weeks and are due to be completed by end of May.

26 April 19

 

OPW announces ‘Greening’ of Heritage Sites and State Buildings as part of the 2019 National St Patrick’s Festival

The Office of Public Works (OPW) in association with Fáilte Ireland and the St. Patrick’s Festival Organisation is delighted to announce details of the ‘greening’ of Heritage sites and State buildings for the duration of the 2019 St. Patrick’s Festival.  This campaign, which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and promotes Ireland both nationally and internationally, has gone from strength to strength with significant numbers of notable landmark buildings which are 'greening' for the Festival.

12 March 19

 

Minister Moran officially opens Dysert Oenghusa Round Tower and Church in Croom, Co. Limerick

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief today (16 July 2019) officially opened Dysert Oenghusa Round Tower and Church following many years of conservation.

16 July 19

 

Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran launches a Public Consultation on the draft Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan for Flood Risk Management

Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, today launched a public consultation on the OPW’s Draft Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan for Flood Risk Management. 

19 July 19

 

Exhibition ‘The Birth of Modernism in Irish Art’ to Open this Weekend Display drawn exclusively from private collections will exhibit in State Apartments Galleries

A new exhibition, ‘The Birth of Irish Modernism in Irish Art’ will open at the State Apartments Galleries in Dublin Castle on Friday April 12th. This unique exhibition, curated by David Britton, is drawn exclusively from private collections with many of the works on display for the first time in over 50 years.

 

9 April 19

 

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran outlines the significant progress being made in implementing the €12 million Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme

Mr. Kevin “Boxer” Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief today outlined the progress being made in implementing the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme.

22 July 19

 

DEATH MASK OF DANIEL O’ CONNELL PRESESENTED TO THE OPW BY THE COUNTESS OF DUNRAVEN

A death mask of Daniel O’ Connell, regarded as one the great figures of modern Irish history, was presented to the Office of Public Works (OPW) today by the Countess of Dunraven at Derrynane House, the family home of O’ Connell. The presentation of the death mask, which has been in the custodianship of the Dunraven family for over 160 years, was made at the Daniel O’ Connell Summer School which is taking place in Derrynane House today.

24 August 19