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‘The Sarsfield Homecoming Project – The Search for the Remains of the Earl of Lucan


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3:00 pm


Caisleán agus Gairdíní Phort Omna

Portumna Castle

Portumna Castle & Gardens are delighted to announce that Dr. Loïc Guyon will present his talk 'The Sarsfield Homecoming Project - The Search for the Remains of the Earl of Lucan'. This presentation will also include the tragic destiny of his wife Honora Burke and their son James.

This talk takes place at Portumna Castle Gallery (H53 N7DO) on Sunday October 8th @3pm
FREE admission but booking is advised as places may be limited.
For bookings: Phone 046 9422900 or email
Abstract: In 1691, after having fought bravely against the army of William of Orange, Patrick Sarsfield negotiated the Treaty of Limerick and left Ireland, with thousands of Irish Jacobite soldiers who became known as the Wild Geese. Most of these soldiers, including Sarsfield himself, joined the army of the King of France, Louis XIV, and continued the fight against William of Orange and his allies on the continent. It’s there, in what is nowadays Belgium, that Patrick Sarsfield died in the service of France in 1693.
In October 2020, Dr Loïc Guyon decided to launch the Sarsfield Homecoming Project with one objective: to try locate, identify and bring back to Ireland the remains of Irish national hero Patrick Sarsfield.
Dt. Luíc Guyon’s bio: Honorary Consul of France in Limerick, Chevalier de l’Ordre national du mérite et de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques, Project Leader of the Sarsfield Homecoming Project, former President of AMOPA Irlande (Association des Membres de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques en Irlande), Associate Member of the CÉRÉDI (Université de Rouen-Normandie) and Member of EVA International’s Business Sub-Committee. Specialist of Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture. Former President of ADEFFI (Association des Etudes Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande) and former Secretary of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes. Former Member of the MLPSI (Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative) Management Committee.


Port Omna
Co. na Gaillimhe
H53 YK27

090 974 1658 or 046 9422900

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