When:
9 October 2022 @ 2.00pm – 3.15pm
2022-10-09T14:00:00+01:00
2022-10-09T15:15:00+01:00
Where:
Rathfarnham Castle
Rathfarnham
Dublin 14
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rathfarnham Castle
01 4939462

A talk on the life and career of Adam Loftus (d.1605) who commissioned Rathfarnham Castle as a private residence in 1583. The talk will cover his origins in Yorkshire, his arrival to Ireland in 1560 and rose to some of the most important positions in the kingdom. He would ultimately become the Archbishop of Armagh, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland and 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’. Admission free. No booking required.

Image: Trinity College Dublin Art Collection