CHAS Society Lecture: ‘Collusion and Discovery in Eighteenth-Century Co. Kildare’

On Wednesday, I spent a very enjoyable evening in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, where I spoke to the Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society about Collusion and Discovery under the Penal Laws, focusing on the activities of Patrick Lattin and his brothers-in-law, Richard Leigh, Michael Moore and William Alcock and their reliance on Protestant friends and family to assist them in purchasing land in counties Dublin, Kildare and Meath, an action which was outlawed by the Penal Laws.

It was really lovely to speak to such an enthusiastic audience and there was a great discussion after my paper.

Dr Emma Lyons being introduced by Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society President, Mr Richard Codd before the lecture on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of CHAS.