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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.

Learn more about the IGS

Our capital campaign has reached its target, thanks to the support of our generous donors. You can make a donation to the Society's Conservation Education Programme, to support our mission.

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. Read more.

Watch this video outlining the second phase of development of the City Assembly House.

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. Read the history of the building.

The Irish Georgian Society's online shop has recently moved to a new online retail platform to make the shopping experience more convenient for our customers! To celebrate the occasion we will be including a surprise gift with all online purchases made throughout the month of August.

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Our Updates

15.11.2017

Westport Study Day

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Tony McCabe speaking with Liz Manseregh

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Donough Cahill

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09.11.2017

In memoriam: Mary Bryan

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Members, friends, staff and all those associated with the Irish Georgian Society are truly saddened at the recent passing of Mary Bryan.   Mary’s tremendous energy and wise counsel are particularly present, and will live on, in the City Assembly House as we head towards completion of the wonderful works at South William Street.

While many of you will have known Mary for much longer, I could not let this issue of the e-newsletter pass without a brief personal remembrance and tribute to Mary.  We first met when Mary became a member of the board of An Bord Pleanála in April 2005, where we worked together until I left for pasture new at the end of 2006.  It was a pleasure to work with someone possessed of such insight, integrity and dare I say common sense.

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06.11.2017

City Assembly House Update - November 2017

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Cementitious render applied in the 1950s to the three chimneystacks of the CIty Assembly House caused the decay of brickwork which threatened their long term stability. A programme of repair is currently underway involving the removal of this render and the application of a fresh lime based render.

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