Tomorrow, Wednesday 26th February @8pm The Nugents of Delvin by Dr. Benjamin Hazard at the Lismullin Institute.
Admission: €5 Including refreshments.
The Nugents settled in Ireland during the Norman conquest and, by the end of the 16th century, branches of the family held sixteen strategic strongholds in Westmeath.
This lecture will offer a brief survey of the Nugent family's role – in its defence of the old faith - as protectors and benefactors of the Franciscans at Multyfarnham abbey.
Benjamin Hazard has already published research on this topic in the journal Ríocht na Midhe (2011) and he will take account in the lecture also of more recent historical scholarship about the Nugents.