Connect Through Culture Exploring Farmleigh Archives
by Emer Ingoldsby and Maria O’Hanlon, Office of Public Works.
For Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2020, Farmleigh Tour Guides present a video from Farmleigh Library looking at what it says in the papers on Friday 18th September 1868. Continuing with a theme from our Heritage Week presentations we look back again in time to see what stories we can link with Michael Angelo’s Painting. The artist himself gets a mention in the Express newspaper on that day so we gain insight into what cultural events were happening and what was on offer for social entertainment that weekend. From theatre to military manoeuvres, teas and tipples, operas and more daring acts, the social stories of historical culture unfold through the ads in the paper.