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The vision of the Irish Georgian Society is to conserve, protect and foster a keen interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. These aims are achieved through its scholarly and conservation education programmes, through its support of conservation projects and planning issues, and vitally, through its members and their activities.

Conservation project update: Garden Pavilion, Beaulieu, Co. Louth

20.07.2017

Posted by IGS

Works are underway in Beaulieu, Co. Louth, to repair the roof of a classical garden pavilion situated at the entrance to one of Ireland’s finest walled gardens. The pavilion comprises a much-altered Doric portico, dating to the Georgian period, that is attached to a later Edwardian south-facing glasshouse. Inside the glasshouse is a large full-height recess formed as a grotto that surrounds an artificial well with rustic stonework characteristic of classical grottoes.

Current repairs are focussed on the roof which will secure the building and allow breathing space to plan for future works to the portico and glazing. The project is being supported through grants from the Irish Georgian Society’s US chapters, the Built Heritage Investment Scheme, and The Heritage Council.