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Lord Iveagh hosts garden party for members of Irish Convention
Lord Iveagh's residence as it was in the mid-1800s Photo: The Dublin Builder, 1 Feb 1866

Lord Iveagh hosts garden party for members of Irish Convention

Dublin, 30 August 1917 - Members of the Irish Convention have attended a garden party hosted by Viscount Iveagh at his residence on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin.

In fine weather, they gathered for an afternoon which featured music from the band of the RIC and by Mr Clarke-Barry’s string orchestra.

Other guests included the Lord Lieutenant and Lady Wimborne, Lady Fingall, Lady Annesley, Lady Leslie, Lord and Lady Granard, Lord Londonderry, the Provost of TCD, the Primate of All Ireland, the Archbishop of Dublin, Sir Horace Plunkett, and Mr Justice Barton.

The party took place after the Convention’s ninth sitting at which further consideration was given to schemes of self-government based on the Dominion principle.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]

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The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.