August 18th - August 20th



When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 13:00 to Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 14:00

Where: Maynooth University Library via Zoom

Maynooth’s John Paul II Library is delighted to celebrate Heritage Week with a series of free lunchtime talks over three days (18-20 August), which will introduce people to the history of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, the College Chapel and the gardens and grounds.

For the first event on the 18th of August from 13:00 to 14:00, we will have our Grounds Supervisor Stephen Seaman present about Protecting and Enhancing our Natural Heritage on Campus. Stephen will discuss a variety of topics including transforming the campus landscape to be more biodiversity friendly, by choosing Native Irish trees, pollinator friendly plants and creating habitats for our flora and fauna to thrive.

For the second event on the 19th of August from 13:00 to 14:00, we will have Pat Watson presenting on the background to the foundation of the College in 1795, its varied architectural styles, and some of the more colourful stories of people and traditions associated with the College.

For the third event on the 20th of August from 13:00 to 14:00, Dr. John-Paul Sheridan, a lecturer at Maynooth College, will give us a tour of the iconic nineteenth-century College Chapel, from the history of its foundation to the architecture and the decoration.

Feel free to join one or all of our events, but remember, spaces are limited! Tickets can be reserved from the below link from 13:00 on Saturday 1 August 2020. Click here.


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