It gives Michael Keaney of Castle Ellen House great pleasure to welcome Ms. Kate Wilkins, England, to Castle Ellen House, to deliver a talk on Mrs. Anne (Nannie) Lambert Power O’Donoghue (1843 -1940): Equestrian, Ascendancy writer and musician (1868-1916).
Nannie Power O’Donoghue was one of the first real doyennes of Irish journalism, and over a life so long that it stretched from the Famine to World War Two, she wrote books, articles, opinion columns and worked as an editor.
Born Ann Stewart Lyster Lambert, but always known as Nannie, she was the daughter of a minor (but wealthy) sprig of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy. Her family’s primary estate was Castle Ellen in Co. Galway and Edward Carson was her cousin. She grew up there and in Dublin, part of the elite world of Castle social events in the city and the hunting, shooting and fishing life of the countryside.
Time: 5 pm
Date: 10 September 2017 NEW DATE
Venue: Castle Ellen House, Athenry, Co Galway.