The Hill of Armagh on and around Georgian Day

georgianday2016Thursday 24th November

Armagh Public Library : Rokeby Lecture, 7.30pm

The Rokeby lecture will be given by Dr Charles Dillon, Royal Irish Academy. The title will be “Hidden Gems: Irish Language material in the collections of Armagh Public Library.” Admission is free, with no pre- booking required.  For more information please contact 028 3752 3142.

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Friday 25th November

4 Vicars Restaurant : Georgian Lunches, 12-3pm

4 Vicars Restaurant, which is housed inside a listed Georgian building on Vicars’ Hill, will be serving some delicious, Georgian era inspired lunches on Friday 25th November and on Georgian Day, Saturday 26th November. Between 12 and 3pm, dine with Georgian Characters who will help you to feel that you have stepped back to a bygone age.

For further information and reservations, please contact 4 Vicars directly:

Telephone: +44 7936 602455

Email: contact@4vicars.com

Armagh Public Library : Lunchtime Brontë Reading, 1pm

There are many things we that we did not know about the Brontës, but did you know that they have a link with Armagh? Local historian Eric Villiers explains Armagh’s connection with the famous Brontë family.

This event will include readings from Charlotte’s ground-breaking, powerful, and influential novels. Works featured will include Jane Eyre and Villette alongside the poetry and prose of her sisters, Emily and Anne Brontë.

Readings will be performed by members of Armagh Theatre Group.

Tickets cost £5 per person and must be purchased in advance from Armagh Visitor Information Centre, tel 028 3752 1800.

St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral : Lecture on funerary monuments, 7.30pm

Funerary monuments in churches often add richness and interest to in- teriors, and in this respect St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh is no exception: its collection of memorials deserves proper recognition.

Professor James Stevens Curl has conducted a detailed study on the subject and his talk will take us on a tour of the Cathedral giving detailed descriptions and analyses devoted to the most outstanding.

Tickets cost £5 per person and must be booked in advance from Armagh Visitor Information Centre, tel 028 3752 1800.

After the lecture please join the Dean of Armagh in his home for tea/ coffee and refreshments.

Saturday 26th November, Georgian Day

Armagh Public Library : Special opening, 11am-17pm

The Georgian building of Armagh Public Library will be open for Georgian Day.  Living History actors will welcome and inform our visitors.

Armagh Public Library : Portrait Silhouettes, 1pm-5pm

Portrait silhouettes became all the rage in fashionable society of the Georgian period, when they were known as “shades.”

Shades were popular as mementos, intended to be given away, and rapidly became an integral part of Georgian society. The Silhouette Cutter will be at work from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

No 5 Vicars’ Hill : Calligraphy

You can learn some new calligraphy writing skills in the company of another of Armagh’s ‘gentry’ characters or discover the art of wax sealing. Demonstrations throughout the day.

St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral : Choral Evensong, 4pm

As part of the Georgian celebrations and as dusk falls, join the men and boys of the Cathedral Choir in the ancient sung office of Choral Evensong.

This short service of restful contemplation and fine music lasts 45 minutes.

There has been a men and boys choir in Armagh since 1634, and the unique sound of the choir in the warm acoustic of the Cathedral will bring a calm and meditative end to your day.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

4 Vicars Restaurant : Georgian Lunches, 12-3pm

4Vicars Restaurant, which is housed inside a listed Georgian building on Vicars’ Hill, will be serving some delicious, Georgian era inspired lunches on Friday 25th November and on Georgian Day, Saturday 26th November. Between 12 and 3pm, dine with Georgian Characters who will help you to feel that you have stepped back to a bygone age.

For further information and reservations, please contact 4Vicars directly:

Telephone: 028 3752 7772

Email: contact@4vicars.com