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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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Vote for the City Assembly House in RIAI Awards! - The City Assembly House has been shortlisted in the RIAI Architecture Awards 2019! You can select your favourite building by voting online, each person only gets one vote so we would really appreciate your vote for the City Assembly House. You can vote by clicking the link below!

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Conservation Without Frontiers Summer School, 20 to 22 June 2019. Co-organised by the Irish Georgian Society and Ulster Architectural Heritage. The theme of the 2019 Summer School is Survival and Revival: Living Towns and Villages in Cavan and Fermanagh. Download programme & book tickets online. Tickets can be purchased for 1 day or 3 days.

Kildare Heritage Buildings Show at Castletown, 15 & 16 June 2019: IGS, Kildare County Council and OPW, in association with Creative Ireland present an action packed weekend exhibition in the grounds of Castletown House. See over two dozen craftspeople demonstrate key traditional skills. Download the full programme. Free admission.

Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, Volume XXI: Volume XXI of Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, the Journal of the Irish Georgian Society, edited by Dr. Finola O'Kane, is now available for purchase from the IGS bookshop, priced at €25. Buy online.

2018: Our Year in Review - 2018 was a landmark year for the IGS! The Society celebrated the completion of the restoration of the City Assembly House and the refurbishment of the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room. The CAH has been returned to its original use as an exhibition and performance space, in the heart of Dublin city. Read our year in review. (Photo: Nicola Woods)

City Assembly House - a history: 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.

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24.05.2019

Vote for the City Assembly House in RIAI Awards!

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The City Assembly House has been shortlisted in the RIAI Architecture Awards 2019!

From 197 entries a shortlist of 48 projects was selected by the Main Jury, Research Jury, Universal Design Jury and Future Award Jury. Also this year 33 Projects were selected for Exhibition by the Main Jury. The Exhibition will be shown during the summer and also will be online, venue and dates tbc You can select your favourite building by voting online, each person only gets one vote so we would really appreciate your vote for the City Assembly House. You can vote by clicking the link below!

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23.05.2019

Berlin Opticians Gallery present BINGO! at the City Assembly House

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BINGO! marks the second manifestation of the Berlin Opticians Gallery in a physical space. For this iteration, the Gallery inhabits the stunning octagonal Exhibition Room in the City Assembly House, following the inaugural exhibition in the semi-domestic interiors of Merrion Square last year.

BINGO! presents some recent and newly commissioned artworks by ten Irish and international artists whose practice spans all art forms: painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. It celebrates the unlikely relationship between contemporary art and Georgian architecture, acknowledging both the moments of happy and successful co-existence and the possible tensions.

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21.05.2019

IGS submission on Metrolink

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The IGS submission on the MetroLink public consultation emphasised the potential impacts of new stations on architecturally sensitive areas such as Dartmouth Square and flagged concerns about identifying a preferred route in the absence of a comprehensive assessment of constraints (such as architectural and archaeological heritage).

Read the IGS submission in full.

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20.05.2019

Kildare Heritage Buildings Show: Castletown House

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The Irish Georgian Society, Kildare County Council and the Office of Public Works, in association with Creative Ireland present an action packed weekend exhibition in the grounds of Castletown House. See over two dozen craftspeople demonstrate key traditional skills needed for the conservation of old buildings, including sash window repairs; stained glass and fanlight conservation; stone carving; dry stonewall construction; use of lime based mortars; decorative plasterwork; ironwork; slate roofing; thatching; and furniture restoration. In tandem with the exhibition there will be hourly talks on the history and significance, maintenance and repair of old buildings. there will also be some free children's workshops on each day. All demonstrations, talks and workshops are free of charge and no booking is necessary.

Download the full programme: http://bit.ly/TBSKildare2019

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13.05.2019

Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, ​Volume XXI

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Volume XXI of Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, the Journal of the Irish Georgian Society will be available for purchase from Wednesday 15 May, priced at €25.

Volume XXI features new research on the Wide Streets Commissioners; the Casino at Marino; the Customs House; the Dublin Society; newly discovered drawings by Hugh Douglas Hamilton; the restoration by Richard Morrison of a Catholic chapel in Wicklow; the 1979 Taoiseach’s House competition, and the much-travelled artist from County Down, Helen Mabel Trevor.

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03.05.2019

May Bank Holiday weekend opening hours

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The Irish Georgian Society offices will close on Friday for the May Bank Holiday weekend, and will reopen from 9.30am on Tuesday 7 May.

The IGS bookshop will be open on Saturday 4 May from 10.00am to 6.00pm. It will be closed on Monday 6 May.

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