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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.

Westport Study Day


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Westport-Study-Day-group-at-registration-in-the-hall.jpg#asset:8059Westport Study group at registration in the Hall

Dr-Martin-Mansergh.jpg#asset:8068Dr. Martin Mansergh


Tony McCabe speaking with Liz Manseregh

Westport-Study-Day-2017-10-11-17-00046.jpg#asset:8066Simon Wall, Emmeline Henderson, Dr Gordon Kennedy, Grainne Shaffrey, Siobhan Sexton, John Maynock, Scott Hayes, Colm Murray, Aine Doyle, Donough Cahill, Fintan Duffy, Martin Mansergh, Aidan O'Boyle, Biddy Hughes, Karen Hughes

Simon-Wall-close-up.jpg#asset:8065Simon Wall, Mayo County Council

Long-Room-Westport-House.jpg#asset:8064Long room, Westport House

Kathyrn-Connolly-leading-the-tour-of-Westport-House.jpg#asset:8063Kathyrn Connolly leading the tour of Westport House

Donough Cahill

Donal-OShea.jpg#asset:8061Donal O'Shea

Bronagh-Joyce-Westport-Historical-Society-providing-virtual-tour-of-westport-town-in-the-dining-room.jpg#asset:8060Bronagh Joyce of Westport Historical Society providing virtual tour of Westport town in the dining room

The Irish Georgian Society and Westport County Council’s Westport Study Day, which took place on Friday 10th November in the drawing room of Westport House, County Mayo. This study day was intended to provide a history, appreciation and understanding of the architecture and conservation of Westport House, in tandem with an exploration of the urban development of the planned Georgian town of Westport; and consider Westport as an exemplar of heritage led regeneration. 

View more images from the day on our facebook page.

View the day's programme here: 

The Westport Study Day is an action of the Irish Georgian Society’s Conservation Education Programme.

The Irish Georgian Society’s Conservation Education Programme is supported by the Apollo Foundation, Ecclesiastical Insurance; Merrion Property Group and Heather and John Picerne. Photos by David Loftus Photography