The Brontës’ Irish Connection

The Brontës’ Irish Connection

This event will explore the Irish connection of the famous Brontë literary family and stress the importance of the preservation of the Brontë legacy by Charlotte's husband, Arthur Bell Nicholls – who is sometimes referred to as Mr Charlotte Brontë.

In this talk, Dr. Maebh O’Regan will show this connection using 15 objects from the Banagher collection including Charlotte Brontë’s wedding dress, Emily Brontë’s writing desk, Branwell Brontë’s self -portrait, the Rev. Patrick Brontë’s gun, Anne Brontë’s water-colour of her dog, Arthur Bell Nicholl’s retirement pocket watch, and the Brontë children’s tiny books referred to as Juvenilia.

Using such personal objects, this talk will bring a lively and engaging personal dimension to this significant literary family.


The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be there in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors below CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!


  • Venue: Online
  • Time: Wed 14 Oct, 7pm
  • Price: Free: Booking Required