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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 kill­rud­ 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.

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