Come to Slane, Co. Meath, during weekend of 12th, 13th,and 14th July, 2013 when numerous events and activities await you. The John Cassidy Exhibition, a 'Gathering' project mounted by Slane History & Archaeology Society consisting of a collection of images of sculpture pieces taken by professional photograghers at various sites in Manchester and its environs as well as other places in Great Britain will be on view in the Conyngham Arms hotel. Paintings, sculpture pieces and other memorabilia pertaining to Cassidy will also be on display. Accommodation can be arranged for you in the hotel which is situated in the centre of the village at a reasonable tariff.
John Cassidy, a farmer's son, born in Slane, emigrated to Manchester, aged twenty two years in the 1880s where he attended Art school having been interested in drawing and moulding from a young age. He studied at the Manchester School of Art and before long estabished a studio in Lincoln Road. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Hibernian Academy, and in Manchester City Art Gallery. He became one of the most famous sculptors of his day. His works can be seen in many places all over Great Britain.
Slane is a small, very picturesque village on the bank of the river Boyne about 45km from Dublin city. Conducted tours and visits to interesting places in Slane and its environs will be arranged for you. The Hill of Slane, Slane Castle, Oldbridge House, New Grange [World Heritage Site], Ledwidge Cottage, Mellifont, Monasterboice etc, are all very near Slane village, some just walking distance away.
Bring your walking shoes and energy as we guarantee a hectic and activity-filled weekend to all who arrive in our village. Just one thing : please contact Slane History & Archaeology Society beforehand if you expect to come. We look forward to meeting you.
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