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Sheppard's Irish Auction House Oriental Arts Lecture Series
at the School of Asian Studies, University College Cork
Professor Hi-ying WU, Dean of Yi-chang Academy, China
'On painting: the integration of Chinese and Western painting in style and soul'
Introduction by Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage
and the Gealtacht
Venue: Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2.
By invitation only: Wednesday 28 March 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
It was a special day for local schoolchildren in a Co. Laois village who were yesterday introduced to cricket – 165 years after their ancestors were paid to play the quintessential English game by the local landlord during the Great Famine. Read full article.
Curiosities: Lavish costumes worn by pageboys at Dublin's viceregal court have come to light after 100 years, writes Michael Parsons. Think Downton Abbey is posh? Read full article.
"Taking the Queen's shilling" has acquired an unexpected new meaning with the revelation that men in the midlands played cricket for a landlord's cash during the Great Famine. Read full article.
Sheppard's Irish Auction House at Government Buildings, Dublin
(left - right) Ms. Virginia Teehan, UCC, An Taoiseach Mr. Brian Cowen, T.D. [Irish Prime Minister], Professor Guan Mingang, Artist, Professor Fau Hong, UCC, Mr. Michael Sheppard, Director, Sheppard's Irish Auction House at Government Buildings, Dublin.