The Ladies of Llangollen: Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby
To coincide with Pride Month Lori Moriarty, Laois County Library, will explore the story of the Ladies of Llangollen, two aristocratic women who left the homes of their families at Kilkenny Castle and Woodstock house to build a life together in Romantic solitude in Wales. Touching on the complex historical moment in which they lived, the many afterlives that their story has enjoyed will also be addressed. From Romantic friendship, ‘Ireland’s first openly lesbian couple’ and ghostly apparitions come and find out more about these fascinating women.
Free event / No booking required
Doors open 30 minutes before starting time