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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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City Assembly House wins 2019 RIAI Award for Adaptation and Re-use: Conservation - Marking the 30th year of its prestigious architecture awards, RIAI announced 23 Award Winners across 14 categories. The building architects were Consarc Design Group Ltd. Read more.

(Image: Nicola Woods)

Doneraile Court, Co. Cork reopens to the public - The OPW has re-opened Doneraile Court, Co. Cork, following a major refurbishment program. The IGS has lent a number of artworks and items of furniture, some of which were donated during the 1970s and 80s when the Society was restoring the house. More Information.

IGS submission on the government's Climate Change Adaptation Sectoral Plan for Built & Archaeological Heritage - In its submission to the government’s public consultation for a Climate Change Adaptation Sectoral Plan, the IGS made the following recommendation Read the IGS submission in full online.

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.

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.

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Our Updates


Temporary closure of the City Assembly House


Members should be made aware that the City Assembly House and IGS bookshop will be closed to the public for a private event from Monday 22 July and normal opening hours will resume on Monday 29 July.

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A Student's Perspective of 'Conservation Without Frontiers' Cross-Border Summer School 2019


Summer School group at Ballyhaise House, Co. Cavan

This year’s ‘Conservation Without Frontiers’ summer school took place in Co. Fermanagh and Cavan. The 3-day school focused on exploring many challenges facing Irish towns, and the opportunities for enhancement through sustainable heritage-led regeneration to benefit built heritage, the local economy and the wider community. It was exciting, refreshing and re-assuring to see such important subject matters being tied back to our current and most relevant concerns, such as climate change.

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