Loopline

Heritage House are pleased to present an upcoming series of documentary screenings by acclaimed film maker Sé Merry Doyle. We will be showing a sample from “The Loopline Collection” which covers an extraordinary range of films of social and cultural significance.  For the next four Saturday nights at 7pm we will be screening on film Continue Reading

Pop-up Exhibition ‘Handmade with Care’

‘Handmade with Care’ The idea for our pop-up exhibition ‘Handmade with care’ came from our research of some of the women who made an impact on the heritage town of Abbeyleix. Women like Lady Selina Elizabeth Vesey, the wife of the first viscount of Abbeyleix, established a lace manufactory on the Abbeyleix estate to employ Continue Reading

Culture Night 2018

Culture Night 2018 at Heritage House Abbeyleix presents: Stories from the Past  Children from primary and secondary schools in Laois will read stories collected during the schools collection initiative in the 1930s and add new stories of their own to this collection. There are 1,128 volumes, numbered and bound, in the Collection. A title page Continue Reading

Incubating Ireland: The role of the Royal Dublin Society and Royal Irish Academy in the establishment of the National Museum of Ireland

Perhaps in this decade of centenaries, the National Museum of Ireland is an institution whose collections and role in contemporary society are both more contested and more ambiguous than at any other point in its history. This is evidenced by the extent to which its programming since 2013 has attempted to cater to the conflicting Continue Reading

Writing Women Into History – #InternationalWomensDay

Flicking through children’s school books, reading the latest historical bestseller or checking out the history documentaries television has to offer, you would be forgiven for thinking that when it comes to the historical record, only men matter. Of course, this is inaccurate, but it is an untruth we’ve become accustomed to – one where the presence of Continue Reading