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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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15th June - 27th July 2018To mark the restoration of the City Assembly House and to celebrate the Society of Artists in Ireland who erected the building over 250 years ago, the Irish Georgian Society will host a world-class exhibition in June and July 2018 of eighteenth-century Irish paintings. 

Read more about this upcoming exhibition.

The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council have assembled a team of conservation experts to present a series of talks on the history and significance of Dublin's period houses and practical advice on their conservation. Commencing on Tuesday 13th March, for 12 weeks. Book for the full course or for individual seminars at this link.

The Irish Georgian Society's 2018 Conservation Grants Programme provides 50,000 in financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. Applications due by 5.00pm on Friday 23rd February. Read more...

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!
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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.

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.

Our Updates

19.02.2018

Ficino Ensemble play the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room, March & April 2018

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7 March 2018, 6.30pm
Beethoven: String Trio in G Major 0p 9 no 1
Mozart: Divertimento K563
Tickets €10, available on the door

MUSICTOWN FESTIVAL
18 April, 7.00pm
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 op.132
Thomas Ades: Four Quarters
Ficino Ensemble and Olwen Fouéré present THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD In association with MusicTown
Tickets €20 from www.eventbrite.iePlease note: None of the events listed above is affiliated with the Irish Georgian Society.

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16.02.2018

New edition: 'Ballyfin, The Restoration of an Irish House and Demesne'

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A new edition of Ballyfin, The Restoration of an Irish House and Demesne is available exclusively from the IGS bookshop. Priced at €60.

‘Kevin Mulligan’s learned and beautiful account of this magnificent house does justice to the triumphant rescue of Ballyfin. Scholarship and conservation working together like this give us all hope.’ (Edward McParland, Trinity College Dublin) 

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08.02.2018

Telephone and email disruption

Due to ongoing maintenance works, we will be without telephone and email access for the next 2-4 hours (8th February). Service will resume mid-afternoon. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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02.02.2018

Irish Georgian Society Trip to Poland - 24th to 30th May 2018

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Rogalin Palace, Poznan

We are delighted to offer a very unusual itinerary to Poland.  Warsaw was obviously much restored after the war, but in recent years there have major new palace and garden refurbishment projects.  Poznan is lesser known but has a wonderful town centre, and by going there allows us to visit the heartland of Poland. Returning with Ryanair flight from Wroclaw allows a brief visit to another charming Polish town. In between there will be many fine Neoclassical country house with superb parks and arboreta.

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01.02.2018

Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grants Programme 2018

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Clockwise from top left: Maunsell Chapel, Co. Kildare, O'Brien Column, Co. Clare, Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois and St. John's Church, Co. Mayo

The Irish Georgian Society is inviting applications to our 2018 Conservation Grants Programme. Now in its fifth year, the grants programme provides financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. A total of €50,000 is available and grants will be awarded with priority given to protected structures and recorded monuments of significant architectural merit. Structures of all periods are eligible but priority will be given to older buildings on the basis of rarity and potential fragility relating to age.

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31.01.2018

Conserving Your Dublin Period House: Spring 2018

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The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council have assembled a team of conservation experts to present a series of talks on the history and significance of Dublin's period houses and practical advice on their conservation. Attendance at the talks will greatly benefit owners of all periods and types of houses, from the modest Edwardian artisan dwelling to the substantial red-bricks of the Victorian suburbs and the fine townhouses of our Georgian city squares, providing an 'A to Z' for their care and conservation. 

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