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The Life and Times of the Tumalti Brothers – Forgotten artists of the 19th Century


Join Community Historian Brendan Matthews in the first of our Heritage Week Talks.

Historical, landscape & portrait artists of early 19th century Drogheda, the Tumalti brothers are very much the forgotten artists of Drogheda; they were active in the town from the later 1820’s and by the mid 1840’s their reputation as artists, sculptors and craftsmen was renowned, and far beyond this Boyne-side town.

Brendan Matthews leads this fascinating talk (outdoors in the courtyard of the former Methodist Church) just close to where the Tumalti’s Studio was once located, at the corner of Lawrence St. and Free School Lane, and across the road from Highlanes Gallery. The Tumalti brothers also carried out a lot of Taxidermy work and a frequent visitor to their studios was the artist Alexander Williams RHA.

You can book your place on our Eventbrite page here: The Life & Times of the Tumalti Brothers – Eventbrite

The Date: Thursday 19 August 11am, for approximately 40 minutes.

The Deal: This talk is free, but numbers limited.

The Ask: If you book and find you can’t attend please dial the gallery on 041-9803311 as soon as you know, so your place(s) can be released.

The Suggestion: Grab a takeaway coffee (hot or iced) and a lemon bar from our colleague cafe, Five Good Things for €5, just before the start time of 11am.

And don’t forget: An umbrella – raincoat

  • Type: Talks
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  • Costs:Free
  • Duration:approximately 40 minutes

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