“Go On, Go On, Go On!!!” – A History of Tea and Coffee

Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Dublin

We have all heard of people bringing tea bags on holidays abroad, or know people who are not themselves until their first coffee of the day. These two beverages are so part and parcel of our daily life that it is hard to think of a time when people did not drink them. This talk...

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He ‘builded his house at Rathfernan’ : Adam Loftus, (d.1605).

Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Dublin

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...

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