Richard Chambré Hayes Taylor & Lady Jane Hay Taylor: A Victorian Taylor Marriage
Presented by Aidan Herron & Geraldine Mc Quillan
Aidan and Geraldine will discuss the lives of these two significant Taylor family members.
Saturday 26th November at 12pm.
Places Limited/Booking Essential
Aidan is a volunteer tour guide at Ardgillan Castle and former primary school teacher and principal. Since retiring as a primary school principal, Aidan is fortunate to have more time to devote to writing fiction and was a Winner of the Irish Writers Centre 2015 Novel Fair. He is author to the novel To the Beat of a Savage Drum which was published in 2016. Aidan’s talk with focus on General Taylor’s military campaign including his documented journey on the ‘Ripon’ to join his regiment in India.
Geraldine is also a volunteer tour guide at Ardgillan Castle and former secondary school teacher. Her interest lies in the forgotten Taylor women of Ardgillan and the social history of the time. Her talk will focus on the story of Richard’s wife – her origins and her life after his death when she became involved in a plan to persuade the British Government to buy airplanes from the Wright Brothers.