Remembering Sir John Leslie

 

 

Monday, December 5th from 7:30pm.

Sir Jack 1916 – 2016
Monaghan County Museum Remembers Sir John Leslie

The very sad news broke early this year that Sir John Leslie, known as ‘Sir Jack’ had died at Castle Leslie. Sir Jack was many things to many people; aristocrat, war hero, conservationist, historian, even party animal. To those who knew him best, he was a warm, compassionate, generous and truly unique man. He was a very strong supporter of Monaghan County Museum and was a common sight at exhibition openings and special events. The memories and material that Sir Jack shared with the museum will become a priceless part of the collection which reflects the rich history and diverse culture of this region.

As we approach his 100th birthday, the museum in partnership with Castle Leslie will host an evening of remembrance and celebration for a man who for almost a century was an integral part of the living heritage of County Monaghan.

The evening will be marked by members of the Leslie family sharing their thoughts and some of the memories they have of Jack. Former Eurovision Song Contest Winner, Eimear Quinn & Ewan Cowley will entertain with a medley of specially selected songs reflecting the life of Sir Jack.
This event is open to everyone and admission, as always, is free.

For further details contact Monaghan County Museum on (047)82928 or follow us on Facebook.