Saturday, 30 March 2019

Brontë Beginnings

Over the next few weeks and months I will be adding photographs and information pertaining to my recent visit to Rathfriland, Northern Ireland, where I visited the birthplace of Patrick Brontë on his birthday.  The purpose of this visit was to gather material for a series of presentations about Patrick and the family's Irish legacy, and I was delighted to meet many people with Brontë connections, including local historians, writers, and even living descendents of the Brontës.  The photograph below shows, L-R local historian Uel Wright (descendent of Dr William Wright, author of the 1893 book The Brontës in Ireland, SZ, family descendent Anne McKee (nee Brontë) and retired teacher and tour guide Kathleen McNiece.


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