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The vision of the Irish Georgian Society is to conserve, protect and foster an interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts.

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Desmond Guinness Scholarship: open for applications
The Desmond Guinness Scholarship is awarded annually by the Irish Georgian Society to an applicant or applicants engaged in research on the visual arts of Ireland including the work of Irish architects, artists and craftsmen at home and abroad, 1600-1900.
Collection of Irish Georgian Society miniatures on display at Castletown
A longstanding member has donated a collection of Irish miniatures to the IGS which has recently gone on public display in the Print Room at Castletown.
Newbridge House Study Day, 8 November 2016
This study day will examine the history and conservation of Newbridge House's architecture, designed landscape, decorative interiors and collection. Speakers will include: Alec Cobbe, Cathal Dowd Smith, Arthur McGregor, Finola O' Kane, David Skinner and Adrian Waibor.
Irish Georgian Society - Buildings Conservation Fund 2015
In October 2015, the Irish Georgian Society launched a Buildings Conservation Fund of $250,000 to support five important conservation projects where emergency repairs are required. Watch our video which outlines the projects we are supporting.
Restoration of the City Assembly House PHASE 2
A short video outlining the second phase of development of the City Assembly House can be seen here.
City Assembly House - a history
Built by the Society of Artists in the 1760s and '70s, the City Assembly House has since served as Dublin's City Hall, as the founding home of the Conservatory of Music, and as a museum. Today it is being restored as the new home of the Irish Georgian Society
Restoring the City Assembly House
Through the generous fundraising and donations of Irish Georgian Society members, the conservation and restoration of the City Assembly House has progressed to Phase 2.
Belline rustic temple lodge, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny
Collapse of 'At Risk' protected structure of national importance

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Professor Anne Crookshank: an appreciation

As the time of the Irish Georgian Society Review going to press, news comes of the death of Professor Anne Crookshank (1927–2016) pioneering scholar of Irish art, and member of the Irish Georgian...

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Limerick Chapter: November Lecture

The Main Guard, Clonmel: Rediscovery, restoration and the recovery of a town centre

Margaret Quinlan is an architect with a special interest in historic buildings and their conservation. Born and...

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