(c) 2016 Mount Merrion Historical Society
8.00pm, Thursday 6th February, 2020
Mount Merrion Community Centre
Illustrated talk by Des Smyth
The end of the Fitzwilliam era
after 600 years
The Anglo Norman Fitzwilliams came to Ireland at the end of the 12th Century and were probably the most influential property- owning family in the greater Dublin area in the early 19th century when the Fitzwilliam era came to an end.
The building in which the MMHS monthly talks are held is on the site of Mount Merrion Lodge built by Richard the 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam in 1711.
This talk centres on the last three Viscounts, Richard 5th, Richard 6th and Richard 7th and covers their influence in Developing Mount Merrion, Mount Merrion Avenue, Cross Avenue, Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Square and other Georgian Dublin Streets.
Des Smyth is a member of Mount Merrion Historical Society. He secured The Lord Mayors Certificate in Local Studies in 2015 and has been very involved in local activities for the past 20+ years.