Private Tour of the Oscar Wilde House and Tea for Six with the Director
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- Estimated Value
- $400 USD
- $320 USD to mf67b12d6
The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to The Irish Repertory Theatre (tax ID 13-3531713) on behalf of the winner.
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Mr. Martin Burns, the Director of the Oscar Wilde House, will lead you and five guests on a private tour of the Oscar Wilde House and The William and Tina Pendergrast Flaherty Cultural Center in Dublin. Mr. Burns will then host a catered post-tour tea reception, including Irish coffees with Jameson and Bailey's, in "Speranza's Salon" in the front of the House overlooking the famous statue of Oscar Wilde lounging in Merrion Square.
Oscar Wilde's parents, Sir William and Jane, moved to Number One Merrion Square in 1855, a few months after Oscar was born, and for the proceeding two decades the house was the cultural epicentre of Dublin. From this home, Wilde's mother wrote revolutionary verse and editorials for the radical newspaper The Nation, under the pen name Speranza. Jane held gatherings each Saturday afternoon, inviting the great and the good to participate in conversation, debate, poetry and song. Artists such as Bram Stoker, John B Yeats and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu were frequent visitors. As were many famous writers and persons of interest who happened to be visiting Dublin.
Walk on the original floor boards that those visionaries tread, see medical instruments that Sir William Wilde invented, and explore the childhood of one of Ireland's greatest visionaries, Oscar Wilde.
Item Special Note
Tour to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date and time and must be completed by June 30, 2023.
Travel to Dublin, Ireland is not included.
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