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Castletown Follies bus is now full

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I'm afarid we cannot take any more bookings for this trip as the bus is full.

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The Conolly folly is an obelisk mounted on arches and adorned with stone eagles and pineapples. It is 140 feet high and closes the vista at the rear of Castletown house though it was built on the Carton estate, which belonged to the Fitzgeralds, Earls of Kildare. Designed almost certainly by Richard Castle, who was working on Carton house at the time, it was erected in 1740 at the behest of Lady Louisa Conolly to provide employment and relieve the suffering after the severe winter of 1739.

It is Ireland’s best known folly and the emblem of the Irish Georgian Society.

The day will begin with coffee at Castletown House at 10am and will be followed by a lecture on the restoration of the Conolly folly by Ana Dolan, senior conservation architect with the National Monuments Service of the Office of Public Works. Then we visit the Conolly folly by bus and, by kind permission of OPW, will be able to access normally inaccessible aspects of the structure. Afterwards we will tour the other follies in the Castletown estate including the Batty Langley lodge, Mrs Siddons temple and admire the Wonderful Barn.  

We return to the Café at Castletown for a light lunch and afterwards there will be a tour of the house which will conclude about 4pm.

The cost for this event is £35/€40 which includes coffee, lunch, bus and all expenses; cheques (either euro or sterling) should be made payable to the Follies Trust and sent to: Mr TW Atkinson, Hon. Treasurer, The Follies Trust, 100 Mullahead Road, Tandragee, Craigavon BT62 2LB.
Numbers are limited for this event so please book early.


Name/s:...........................................................................................................................................................................

Email address:..................................................................................................................................................................
Confirmation of receipt of booking will be by email only

Sent to: Mr TW Atkinson, Hon. Treasurer, The Follies Trust, 100 Mullahead Road, Tandragee, Craigavon BT62 2LB.

I enclose a cheque for £35/€40 per person made payable to the Follies Trust

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This event run in collaboration with Derry/Londonderry Churches involves a tour of local churches, designed to appreciate the rich legacy of the city’s fine ecclesiastical heritage, followed by an informative talk aimed at how best to maintain these buildings for future generations.
We hope that Glebe Wardens, Vergers, Sextons and Property Stewards will find this particularly helpful.
You are warmly invited to join us for this event.
The walking tour includes the following churches: Carlisle Road Methodist, St Columb’s Cathedral, St Columba’s, Long Tower, St Augustine’s and First Derry Presbyterian.

See attached document for further details.UHCT_Derry/Londonderry-Flyer-.pdf

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Walking Tours

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Since 2009 UHCT has organised annual walking tours of churches in Ulster towns - visiting Cookstown, Newtownards and Portadown; in Cookstown there were visits to Molesworth Presbyterian, Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Loy Street Methodist and Derryloran Parish Church. The following year in Newtownards UHCT visited St Patrick’s, Regent Street Presbyterian, St. Mark’s and Regent Street Methodist church. On the walking tours we were joined by local people who were interested in and knowledgeable about the history of their churches but less aware of the building’s architectural heritage and contribution to their town’s streetscape.

In 2011 the walking tour of Portadown commenced at Armagh Road Presbyterian Church and then visited St Mark’s, Thomas Street Methodist, Society of Friends Meeting House and St Patrick’s. These visits are designed to raise awareness of the rich ecclesiastical architectural heritage of our towns and cities. The tour concluded with an illustrated talk by the Principal Conservation Architect in NIEA’s Historic Buildings Unit, Manus Deery, on how best to maintain these buildings for future generations to enjoy.

In 2013 UHCT will undertake a similar walking tour in Derry/Londonderry on Thursday 26 September.

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