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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.

In memoriam: Mary Bryan


Posted by IGS


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.

Mary’s attributes and our deep friendship over the years resulted in my being invited to join the City Assembly House working group having been enticed and excited by the erudite Conservation Plan, for which Mary was responsible.  I hold Mary responsible for initiating the path that has led to my being Chairman and I hope during my stewardship I might live up to her great example of selfless contribution.

We will duly honour Mary and her significant contribution to the Society, in her many roles, more formally in writing and in deed in the New Year.

Michael Wall Chairman Irish Georgian Society