We were delighted to welcome guests to No.1 on a sunny Sunday afternoon for the first of a series of events to celebrate the 200th year anniversary of the death of Jane Austen.
Jane Austen, one of the world’s most famous authors, spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire. Its houses, countryside and people provided the inspiration for many of her novels.
2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and No.1 Pery Square invited over 65 guests to celebrate with a specially dedicated Afternoon Tea in The Drawing Room at No.1 Pery Square.
There will also some talks on the history of afternoon tea and the Georgian era along with some great chat on her novels for all those Austen enthusiasts. Attendees were addressed by curator of Jane Austen 200 – Limerick and Austen author, Rose Servitova who discussed her journey writing her Austen themed book. While Elenor of Cahills of Limerick presented their special blends of tea and discussed the origins and delights of afternoon tea. Historian, Sharon Slater, gave a talk on ‘Tom LeFroy – Jane’s Limerick Beau while a few words about tea from Emma’s friend, Miss Bates of Hampstead” was performed by the amazing Vanessa Hyde
This was followed by a presentation and talk from the Irish Historical Costumers on Regency Fashion (With live models)
This was a fantastic afternoon of history and heritage along with some amazing afternoon tea delights and delighted all literary and Austen enthusiasts right here at the heart of Limerick’s Georgian Quarter.