In­ter­est­ing lec­ture

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The mem­bers of the Kil­macanogue His­tory So­ci­ety thor­oughly en­joyed their lat­est talk which took place this week in the Glen­view Ho­tel. The guest speaker was Dr Éimear O’Connor, who pre­sented a talk ti­tled ‘Seán Keat­ing Art Pol­i­tics and Build­ing the Ir­ish Na­tion’. She ex­plained that Seán Keat­ing, who was born in 1889 and died in 1977, was an out­stand­ing Ir­ish artist who painted iconic images of the Ir­ish War of In­de­pen­dence and the early in­dus­trial pe­riod in Ire­land.

Dr O’Connor was a very dis­tin­guished guest to ad­dress the group as she is an art his­to­rian, cu­ra­tor, lec­turer, art ad­vi­sor and ar­chiv­ist. Born in Dublin, she be­gan her pro­fes­sional ca­reer as a visual artist she has ex­hib­ited in Ire­land, Den­mark and North Amer­ica. Dr O’Connor stud­ied art his­tory in UCD and was awarded a PhD from the School of Art His­tory and Cul­tural Pol­icy in 2008 and she is now a Re­search As­so­ciate with TRIARC-Ir­ish Art Re­search Cen­tre (TCD).

The so­ci­ety mem­bers now look for­ward to the March Lec­ture which will take place on Tues­day, March 7, when the Earl of Meath will present ‘The Brabazon Fam­ily His­tory, and Kill­rud­dery House and Gar­dens’.

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