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He ‘builded his house at Rathfernan’ : Adam Loftus, (d.1605).
October 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
A talk on the life and career of Adam Loftus (d.1605), who commissioned Rathfarnham Castle as a private residence for himself in 1583.
Covering his origins in Yorkshire, his arrival to Ireland in 1560 and rise to some of the most important positions in the kingdom (he would ultimately become the Archbishop of Armagh, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland and the first Provost of Trinity College, Dublin). All set against the backdrop of the Reformation in Ireland and the political, religious and ethnic conflict that characterised the so-called ‘Elizabethan Re-Conquest’.