When:
April 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2018-04-14T14:00:00+01:00
2018-04-14T15:00:00+01:00
Where:
Dublin Castle, State Apartments
2 Dame St
Dublin
Ireland
Cost:
Free
Lecture: Late for the Levée?! Daniel O’Connell and Dublin Castle @ Dublin Castle, State Apartments | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

By Dr Sylvie Kleinman, Visiting Research Fellow (2017–2020) at the Department of History, Trinity College Dublin

The ‘fake news’ by which Daniel O’Connell, in his capacity as Lord Mayor of Dublin, was seemingly late for the Viceroy’s levée on 17 November 1841, sparked a media war branding it a ‘day of rare sport at Dublin Castle.’ But the episode allows us to explore hitherto-unexplored insights on how Ireland’s uncrowned monarch experienced some of the rituals and ceremonies of the ‘mock court’, in an age of shifting identity politics.

This event is part of our Making Majesty programme.

Suitable for adults, free, booking required. Meeting point to be confirmed upon booking.