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Specialised History Talk -Constance and Casimir Markievicz


Free of charge


10/07/2024 - 10/07/2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dublin Castle

A collage image of a bride and groom in front of St Patrick's Hall. The figures are black and white, the bckground is in colour. 'Specialised History Talk' is written on the image.

Education Event : Specialised History Talk!

Join Eleanor Callaghan (Trinity College Dublin) on her 'Specialised History Talk' at Dublin Castle!

'Constance and Casimir Markievicz: Dublin Castle, the Viceregal Court and the Knights of St Patrick' is the result of a body of research carried out by Eleanor, as part of her Masters in Public History and Cultural Heritage at Trinity College Dublin.

This talk will explore the lives of both Casimir and Constance Markievicz while they were living in Dublin together between 1903 and 1913. During that time, the Markievicz’s became important members of Dublin society, operating not only in artistic and theatrical circles, but also rubbing shoulders with the elites of the Viceregal Court. In this decade, Constance would go from Anglo-Irish socialite and artist to a strident Republican willing to take up arms against the institutions she had previously been a part of. Casimir remains a more mysterious figure - a Polish Count, a gifted artist and playwright, and soldier fighting for his homeland's freedom. Using Casimir's 1905 painting of the Investiture of the Earl of Mayo into the Knights of St Patrick as a starting point, this talk will seek to uncover a lesser-known aspect of Countess Markievicz's life, and rediscover the huge contributions Casimir made to Irish culture.

This talk is free of charge. Booking is essential, as places are limited! Booking is by email only.

Time : 2 pm - 3 pm
Date : Wednesday, 10th July 2024
Email :
Meeting point : The Entrance Hall of the State Apartments.


Dame Street
Dublin 2
D02 XN27

01 645 8813

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Situated in the City Centre off Dame Street, behind City Hall, 5 minutes walk from Trinity College en-route to Christchurch.

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