The Butler Affinity and Late Medieval Tomb Sculpture and Architecture in Ormond – Danielle O’Donovan

Saturday, 12th March 2022, 11.30am

Conference Space, Nano Nagle Place


Cork DFAS Lecture Programme in partnership with Nano Nagle Place

The late medieval tomb sculpture of Kilkenny and Tipperary represents a ‘petrification’ of the bonds of family and affinity at the turn of the sixteenth century. This was a time of significant social and political change, and we can read in the tomb sculpture and architecture of the period a desire to ‘carve out’ a place in history for Kilkenny’s leading families. This Talk will bring together art, architectural, social, and political history to bring this wonderful sculpture and architecture to life.


Please note: Lectures are for CorkDFAS members only.  Guests are welcome and may attend a maximum of two lectures per year for a charge of €10 per lecture. Details of membership fees can be found on the CorkDFAS website:


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