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Series of lectures on the Irish Country House starts May 9th at the Beech Hill

03 May 2016

One of Northern Ireland’s favourite family-owned hotels, the Beech Hill Country House Hotel, will be the venue for a series of guest lectures this summer, aiming to increase our understanding of the story of the Irish Country House. The first talk on Monday 9th May will be delivered by recently retired solicitor and local historian, Denis Mullan.

Denis’s talk will focus on the Skiptons of Ballyshaskey, the family who acquired Ballyshaskey at the start of  he Ulster Plantation and who built the present Beech Hill house in the early 18th century. Denis will look at the historical political, economic and legal events that shaped the lives of the Skiptons, the Beech Hill and the Ballyshaskey Estate.

The talk is entitled: “Place, Persistence & Politics: a family, its growth and its decline” and takes place in the appropriately named Skipton Hall room in the hotel on Monday 9th May at 8pm. The event is being organised by the Beech Hill Association and admission is £5 which includes refreshments provided by the hotel. Places can be reserved by emailing the hotel reception at [email protected].

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