The Irish Georgian Society plays an important role in undertaking and in supporting conservation works to buildings of significant architectural merit. The Society has supported small and large conservation projects throughout the country that have included historic buildings, interiors, gardens and monuments. Through the support of its London Chapter, in February 2016 it launched a new Conservation Grants Scheme to provide financial assistance for works to structures of significant architectural merit. Click here to learn more.
Currently the Irish Georgian Society is undertaking one of the most significant conservation projects since its foundation. Together with Dublin City Council, it is restoring Dublin’s City Assembly House as a cultural venue in the historic heart of Dublin and as a home for the Society. Built between 1766 and 1772, the City Assembly House was the first purpose built public exhibition gallery in Ireland or Britain and possibly in Europe and, during the 19th century served as Dublin’s City Hall.