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The Ladies of Llangollen: Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby

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Date Thursday, June 27th
Time 8:00pm
Location Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny.
Price Free
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This talk by Lori Moriarty, Laois County Library, will explore the story of the Ladies of Llangollen, two aristocratic women who left the homes of their families at Kilkenny Castle and Woodstock house to build a life together in Romantic solitude in Wales. Touching on the complex historical moment in which they lived, the many afterlives that their story has enjoyed will also be addressed. From Romantic friendship, ‘Ireland’s first openly lesbian couple’ and ghostly apparitions come and find out more about these fascinating women.

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