PREVIEW : Castletown recalls its ‘missing link’ with Messiah

25th March, 2018
Raphaela Mangan will perform at the Messiah at Castletown House

Speaking of Handel, the majestic Long Gallery at Castletown House in Celbridge, Co Kildare, will come alive in glorious style with a special performance of the Messiah on Saturday, April 7, at 7.30pm. The occasion recalls the fact that the lady of the house, Catherine Connolly, had tickets for the famous premiere in Fishamble Street in April 1743 but, alas, didn’t make it.

Castletown is one of Ireland’s vitally important Georgian estates, and it was...

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