19th Century Suburbs of Monkstown and Glasthule

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Zoom lecture by Laura Johnstone

Date: 02/12/2020

Time: 8:00 pm

Dr Laura Johnstone is an architect and architectural historian. She completed a PhD in the School of Architecture, UCD, on the impact of estate management on the design and formation of nineteenth-century suburbs on the Longford de Vesci estate in Dublin and Cork.

This talk will give an overview of her research and examine the impact of landlords on nineteenth-century suburban design in Monkstown and Glasthule.

The formation of speculator-led marine terraces at Newtownsmith, such as Martello and Windsor Terraces, will be compared with the estate-led setting out of Vesey Place, De Vesci Terrace and Longford Terrace.

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The Trees of Ireland in an Historical Context

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Zoom lecture by John Ducie

Date: 04/11/2020

Time: 8:00 pm

Our heritage trees are among the oldest living objects in the country and, as such, are an integral and valuable part of our natural and cultural landscape.  When we look at our history, our literature and poetry, our music and art, we find trees as part and parcel of our identity and expression. 

As well as the “living history” they represent, old trees and ancient woodlands have a high biodiversity and conservation value as they support a complex web of plants and animals and are unique in the quantity and variety of life they sustain, above and below ground.

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