COUNTY MUSEUM TO REMEMBER SIR JACK

2 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The rich and varied life of Glaslough baronet the late Sir Jack Leslie will be recalled at an event in Monaghan Co Museum on Monday, December 5 next from 7.30 pm.

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 Co Museum and was a common presence 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.

In the approach to what would have been 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 Co 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 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 the Museum on Facebook.
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