Thomas Dineley Conference at Christ Church Cathedral

By Lynn Glanville

Thomas Dineley

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, will host a conference in its Chapter Room on Saturday 18 October 2014 on the subject of the English antiquary, Thomas
Dineley (or Dingley) who visited Ireland in 1680–1.

His importance lies
in the journal that he kept, now preserved as Ms 392 in the National
Library of Ireland, in which he not only comments on what he saw on his
Irish travels, but also draws in some detail ‘Monuments, Inscriptions,
draughts of towns, Castles, etc.’

Chaired by Jane Fenlon and David Dickson, speakers will discuss
Dineley’s view of the cathedral of Christ Church in Dublin and the
castle in Kilkenny, as well as his accuracy and attention to detail,
particularly with regard to Dublin funerary monuments. Overviews will
also be provided of his cultural world and his interest in Irish
architecture and gardens.

The conference will be followed by choral evensong at 5pm with an
appropriately late 17th–century selection of music, sung with
instruments by Peregryne ( A reception will follow in the crypt.

All are most welcome, and enquiries (to allow for numbers) should be directed to the organiser, Dr Amy Harris at

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