Fascinating lecture series to visit Thomastown

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Fascinating lecture series to visit Thomastown

The Dr. Walter Walsh memorial lecture, organised by the Tullaherin Heritage Society, will take place at Thomastown Community Centre on Friday October 12th at 8pm. The subject of the lecture is 'Mildred Anne Butler and her World', presented by Dr. Tom Duffy from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dún Laoghaire.

Mildred Anne Butler was an Irish artist, renowned for her beautiful watercolour paintings of landscape, genre and animal subjects. The painter was born in Kilkmurry in 1858, and spent most of her life there, inspired to paint by the nature around her. She passed away in 1941, aged 83, leaving behind over 400 pieces of groundbreaking artwork. These were all later sold as part of her studio sale in 1980. 

Mildred's face may be familiar to many, as she is celebrated in a postage stamp by An Post which bares her portrait.

To find out more about the life of this remarkable woman, head along to the lecture next Friday. Entry is free and all are welcome.