DFAS Conference Space Lectures – Ms Patricia O’Reilly

Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture Series at Nano Nagle Place

Ms Patricia O’Reilly, writer of biographical historical fiction: ‘William Orpen at War’

A bright, professional portrait of Patricia O'Reilly against a black background
Patricia O’Reilly, author

Saturday 11th May, 2024 11:30 AM– Conference Room

Admission is FREE. Use Main Entrance at Douglas Street


About this Lecture

Cork DFAS speaks to Ms Patricia O’Reilly about her biographical historical work of fiction, Orpen at War, based on the experience of Irish artist Sir William Orpen’s time at the front as an official British war artist during WW1.

About the Author
Patricia O’Reilly teaches writing in UCD and elsewhere, and has come the route of newspaper and magazine journalism and radio writing. Other book titles in her work include The Interview, Irish designer and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976); A Type of Beauty Kathleen Newton (1854-1882), Jacques Tissot’s mistress and muse; and The First Rose of Tralee, Mary O’Connor (182?-1845) the inspiration for the Annual Rose of Tralee Festival.


If you’re looking to uncover more about history, conclude your lecture by exploring our beautiful appointed museum, restored 18th Century Convent and historic grounds embodying the courageous story of Nano Nagle. Give yourself the opportunity to connect with the evolution of her compassion, faith and determination through our beautifully appointed museum and discover how her dedication to social justice and education remain alive today.


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