Informed Social & Cultural Discussion of Ireland Today
Home of the Percy French Festival

CASTLECOOTE, CO. ROSCOMMON
EMAIL: info@castlecootehouse.com
TEL: +353 (0) 90 666 3794

Welcome to Castlecoote House

A magnificent Georgian building incorporating parts of a 16th century castle with a fascinating history and scheduled under the National Monuments Act

Welcome to Castlecoote House

A magnificent Georgian building incorporating parts of a 16th century castle with a fascinating history and scheduled under the National Monuments Act

Lectures & Courses – 2019-2020


Myth & History
Contemporary Challenges to Faith and Politics

The lecture series runs from 24th October 2019 to 7th May 2020

European civilization, not least thanks to early Irish Christianity, is rooted in that unique synthesis of divine revelation and human reason, namely faith and scholarship, which are the hallmarks of authentic Catholic Christianity. Europe today, including modern Ireland, appears to be not only abandoning its cultural and spiritual roots but even explicitly denying them. As a result we are beginning to suffer from a cultural amnesia.

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Myth & History 2019-20 speakers

Learn Classical Hebrew

at Castlecoote House

From 13th January 2020

This course aims to establish a working knowledge of Classical Hebrew grammar in order that the Biblical texts can be studied in their original language. Often referred to as the DNA of creation or The Holy Tongue, the language of the Tanakh (the Old Testament) is widely acknowledged for its theological value. The course will refer mainly to Biblical personalities and Biblical events and will broaden to examine the context in which the stories evolved.

A new beginners course starts every Monday evening at 7.00pm. Advanced classes are from 8pm–9pm.

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Fragments from The Dead Sea Scrolls found in caves near Khirbet Qumran, on the north western shores of the Dead Sea. Some 2000 years old, most were written in Hebrew on parchment, with a smaller number in Aramaic or Greek.

The Percy French Centenary Concert at Castlecoote House

Friday, 24th January 2020 • 8pm

Tickets €20; Students/Unemployed €10

The Percy French Festival 2020 will take place at Castlecoote House on 8th, 9th & 10th July 2020

www.percyfrench.ie

Percy French musicians

Percy French

The Percy French Festival & Summer School is an annual event that takes place in the second week in July and is set in the wonderful historic Georgian building of Castlecoote House in his native county Roscommon.

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The House

Castlecoote House is a stunning period country house with tennis court, fishing and lots more.

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Tours and Tearooms

Tours and tearooms are available:

1st June - 30th September
or by appointment

Wednesday to Sunday, 2pm to 6pm

Grounds open April 1st - October 31st, 10.00am - 6pm, Entry fee €2 only.

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