(c) 2016 Mount Merrion Historical Society
8.00pm, Thursday 5th January, 2023
Mount Merrion Community Centre
The Huguenots in Ireland
French Protestants, persecuted in catholic France left for a future in Ireland many via protestant Netherlands. In Ireland, they were integrated into the English protestant environment.
Marie will give a broad overview of the Huguenots in Ireland, from the 1660s to about 1800, with a focus on the main settlements in Dublin and Portarlington. Her talk will cover areas such their role in urban development, administration, the army, trade and banking, and religion.
Marie Léoutre is Chair of the Irish section of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland. She has a Phd in early modern history from UCD and her book on Henry de Ruvigny, Earl of Galway and de facto governor of Ireland, was published in 2018. She has transcribed and translated the diary of Elie Bouhéreau, the first public librarian of Ireland, and also published articles on Huguenot property in Ireland. Marie currently works in the Royal Irish Academy.