Very few will ever heard of Co. Limerick woman Maria Frances Dickson (1809-1895). Yet she is well worth remembering. 

She was quite an extensive traveller and travel writer and wrote the first ever book-length travel account by an Irish woman about Germany. The daughter of a Church of Ireland Rector she also had close connections with two Bishops of Killaloe. Her visit to Stephen Sandes, Bishop of Killaloe from 1836-1839, in 1838 is recorded in Lady Chatterton's hugely successful travel account Rambles in the South of Ireland. 

Lady Chatterton was Maria Dickson's aunt and another intrepid traveller. 

This illustrated talk by Dr. Joachim Fischer will tell the story of both women and their travels across Europe. 

place The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre

date_range 27th April, 2022 07:30 PM



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