BRABAZON FAMILY MARKS MILESTONE
THE Earl and Countess of Meath hosted a tea party at Killruddery recently, along with their son Anthony and his wife Fionnuala Brabazon, Lord and Lady Ardee.
The event was held to celebrate 400 years of Killruddery as home to the Brabazon family.
Set in 850 acres of tranquil parkland and a working farm, Killruddery is a vibrant part of the local community, and as one of the great Irish houses, represents an important piece of national heritage.
This year, with the European Historic Houses Association of privately owned historic houses open to the public and as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Killruddery is proud to celebrate 400 years of continuous stewardship and care by the Brabazon family.
2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage and an opportunity to highlight private heritage houses, shedding light on the major role played by private owners in preserving cultural heritage. From May 24 to 27, private owners of heritage houses, chapels and churches throughout Europe opened their doors and organised special activities under the common banner ‘Our House, Your Heritage’.
The tea party at Killruddery included an address by Dr Terence Dooley, Professor of History of Historic Houses and Estates at Maynooth University, titled ‘What place for the historic house in Ireland in the 21st century’.
The event was held as the 2018 Killruddery season kicked off with a packed programme of events for children, families, gardeners, foodies and more over the coming months.
Go to killruddery.com for more information.
Tony Brazil and Michelle Lambert with Barbara and David Newsome. Brian White and Christine Flood. Consuelo O’Connor and speaker Professor Terence Dooley.
The Countess and Earl of Meath read a card from Bray Municipal District.
Adam, Wendy and Richard Barrett.