Coming Home

Third Earl of Shannon
A portrait of Henry Boyle, third Earl of Shannon in his robes as a Knight of St Patrick. The picture is attributed to William Cuming (1769-1852) who served first as President of the Society of Artists in Dublin and then as President of the Royal Hibernian Academy. This is one of a group of Boyle family portraits temporarily returning to the Shannon’s former seat, Castlemartyr, County Cork, now an hotel: the pictures will hang in the house for the month of February. Next Friday, January 30th at 7pm I shall be in Castlemartyr holding a public conversation with the present Earl of Shannon, Harry Boyle about his family’s history. We will also be showing a collection of photographs of the house taken in the closing decades of the 19th century when Castlemartyr was still in Boyle ownership. For more information about this event, please contact corkigs@gmail.com

 

2 comments on “Coming Home

  1. Edward Kelly says:

    Is the painting still with the family? Just interested to know where it hangs normally. Thank you for your articles.

    • Thank you for getting in touch. Yes, the painting still belongs the family, as do the others which will be hanging in Castlemartyr. However, they have not until recently been on public display, hence this chance to see them once more in their original home…

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