Here are this year’s events – those at the top are organised by the Folly Fellowship, and those in the second block are events by other organizations that may be of interest.  Some hints on ordering mutliple tickets are given here.

Northern Ireland Trip

Start date: Jun 8, 2019 - End date: Jun 9, 2019

Location: Ireland

 

The Folly Fellowship is planning its first-ever trip to Northern Ireland, a land replete with fine follies. The trip, conducted by minibus, will focus on County Down where we will visit a quaint sea-side resort, four magnificent estates, a lonely tower cared for by the Irish Landmark Trust, a curious mock fort, and some restored mausolea. The highlights include:

Day one:

The Moorish Tower, Castlewellan

Tollymore including Lord Limerick’s Follies, Barbican Gate, Bryansford Gate, Horn Bridge, Ivy Bridge

Bathing House and Eye of Ardglass gazebo, Ardglass

Knockbreda Cemetery Mausolea with tour led by Primrose Wilson,Chair of the Follies Trust,followed by buffet supper in her Belfast flat

Day two:

Helen’s Tower, Clandeboye Estate

Temple of the Winds and Tir na’n Nog mausoleum, Mount Stewart

Temple and Eyecatcher, Castle Ward

 


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Talks and events by organizations other than the Folly Fellowship

The Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill Exhibition

Start date: Oct 20, 2018 - End date: Feb 24, 2019

Location: Strawberry Hill, Twickenham

This exhibition brings back some of Horace Walpole’s original art collection that was dispersed in 1842 in a great sale.