Monday, 20 July 2015

Austen Comes to Mount Juliet

Steeped in heritage, Mount Juliet, in County Kilkenny, is one of Ireland's leading country estates. They pride themselves in their family culture, while at the same time maintaining the high-end service and hospitality for which Mount Juliet is internationally renowned.

This July 23rd, Chapterhouse Theatre Company will perform their wonderful adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice'. This will be a treat not to miss. The hotel is delighted to offer a 10% discount to JASI members. Simply call 056 777 3082 and quote the password. (Email us if you plan to attend and need the code!)   Their online tickets will remain on sale until 5pm on the 23rd July.  They will however have tickets available at the door should people decide at the last minute.

See HERE for tickets.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Rest In Peace ~ Jane Austen

“On Thursday, 17 July, Cassandra (Austen)  went into the town (Winchester) on some errand for her sister (Jane) and found, on returning, that she had had an attack of faintness. It passed off slightly, but soon returned, and she suffered greatly, crying out, ‘God, grant me patience, Pray for me oh Pray for me!’ 
Cassandra asked her if there was anything she wanted. She replied that she wanted nothing but death. 
Mr. Lyford came and was able somewhat to relieve her, but by 7 p.m, she was unconscious and lay perfectly still save for a slight movement of her head with each breath.

Cassandra sat by her
for six hours, with a pillow on her lap to support Jane’s head which was nearly off the bed. Then, for two and a half hours, Mary (James Austen’s wife) relieved her. Cassandra came back at 3.30 a.m and an hour later, on Friday, 18 July, Jane Austen died in her sister’s arms”  (Marghanita Laski)
Jane Austen was buried in Winchester Cathedral, in the north aisle, on the following Thursday morning, 24 July.
The burial date recorded in the cathedral Burial Register is incorrect: it is given as two days before she actually died!
Eileen Collins

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Pride and Prejudice - Open Air Theatre

Don't miss an outdoor theatre production of 'Pride and Prejudice' this summer at Malahide Castle, County Dublin, on 24th July, 7:30 pm.  A 15% discount is available for JASI members, so get in touch if you want to go and I will email you the discount code!  For full details, see:

Rathmullan House, in beautiful Donegal, is offering JASI members a 3 for 2 offer when buying tickets for their out door, afternoon, 'Pride and Prejudice' theatre event on Sunday 26th July at 3pm. See their website for details:

For a full list of Irish shows, see this previous link: