The Dunboyne Jewel.

Jewel made in 1808 by Thomas Harper of London and purchased by the Hon Theobald Fitzwaller Butler. The Honourable Theobald Fitzwalter William Butler was the son of James Butler 13th Baron Dunboyne, and spent the early part of his life on the family estates in North Munster. He joined the original Royal Arch Lodge No … Read more

Report of the Board of General Purposes – 14 December 2016

Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge 14 December 2016 Report of the Board of General Purposes Minutes The Minutes of the Quarterly Communication of 14 September 2016 were confirmed. HRH The Duke of Kent KG was nominated as Grand Master for the ensuing year. Annual Investiture of Grand Officers – 26 April 2017  So that sufficient accommodation … Read more

What is a Masonic Vesta.

Vesta boxes were small portable boxes, made in a great variety of forms with snap shut covers to contain Vestas ( short matches ) and keep them dry. The name Vesta comes from the name of the Roman Goddess of Fire and The Hearth, and in Victorian times was associated with matches ( for Fire … Read more

From Concept to Reality: Creating an Exhibition about Three Centuries of English Freemasonry

Quarterly Communication 14 September 2016 An address by Diane Clements and Stephen Greenberg: ‘From Concept to Reality: Creating an Exhibition about Three Centuries of English Freemasonry’ Diane Clements: As you may have read in the paper of business, the Library and Museum team has spent much of the last couple of years developing and installing a … Read more