by Emer Ingoldsby, Office of Public Works.

If a picture paints a thousand words – One amazing painting tells hundreds of Heritage heartwarmers.

In this video which launches to coincide with Heritage Week 2020 , Farmleigh Guides present and explore Michael Angelo Hayes’ painting in Farmleigh Library – Installation of the Prince of Wales as Knight of St. Patrick, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1868.

The Artist painted himself into the painting looking back so let’s join him in doing that.

Step back through its historical web of portraits and pageantry into the lives and loves of its prominent characters, the ceremony, society and events of the day.

The first video to a series of stories about Artist & Earls, Princes and Pearls, Guinness & Swords, Ladies & Lords-a palette of painted tales from past to present.

So much more than One Knight to remember!

Watch out for further videos, stories and events about this painting.

A series of talks on the painting will take place for Heritage Week 2020 on

Monday 17/08/20 at 15:30
Tuesday 18/08/20 at 11:00
Wednesday 19/08/20 at 11:00
Friday 21/08/20 at 11:00
Saturday 22/08/20 at 11:00
Sunday 23/08/20 at 11:00

Each event is free but booking is essential. Please email or call us on 01 – 815 5914 to book your tickets. The meeting point is the Motor House located in the courtyard behind Farmleigh House. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of each presentation. Face masks must be worn during the presentation in relation to COVID compliance.