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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.

March Bank Holiday Open Hours


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The City Assembly House will be closed for the March Bank Holiday on Monday 18 March, the IGS office will reopen from 9.30am on Tuesday 19 March.

The IGS bookshop will be open on Saturday 16 March from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

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Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grants Programme 2019


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Clockwise from top left: St. Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Myrtle Grove, Youghal, Co Cork, and Bantry House, Bantry, Co. Cork

The Irish Georgian Society is inviting applications to its Conservation Grants Programme 2019. The Irish Georgian Society has fundraised a total of €50,000 and grants will be awarded with priority given to protected structures and recorded monuments of significant architectural merit.

The Irish Georgian Society’s Conservation Grants Programme is generously funded by IGS London. Over the last five years, the Society has supported over thirty significant conservation projects from around the country, that have included works to country houses and castles, thatched cottages and historic townhouses, architectural follies, and churches.

Some projects awarded grants in 2018 include: Abbeyleix Old Church, Abbeyleix Demesne, Co. Laois; Saunderscourt Gate Lodges, Co Wexford; Ardrahan Church, Co. Galway; and 18 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1.

Application forms must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 20th March 2019 and can be downloaded here. Decisions on the allocation of grants will be made by early May at which time applicants will be informed.

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Architectural Conservation Awards 2019


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The Irish Georgian Society invites applications for its Architectural Conservation Awards 2019 for conservation projects and also for its Original Drawings Awards for non-CAD drawings of an historic building or structure. The awards are open to Irish architects or architectural practices, building surveyors, contractors, engineers and other professionals involved in the conservation of historic buildings in Ireland.

Applications relating to historic buildings of all types, including vernacular, are welcome. Previously shortlisted projects include churches, civic structures, follies and houses both urban and rural. The Irish Georgian Society Architectural Conservation Awards are to encourage excellence in the area of conservation and to celebrate those conservation professionals and practitioners responsible for projects of merit.

Please click here to download application form.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26th April 2019.


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Student Scholarships - 'Conservation without Frontiers' Summer School, June 2019


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2017 Summer School: Students visiting Scutchers Cottage, Newmills, Co. Donegal

Join the Irish Georgian Society and Ulster Architectural Heritage for the third year of our biennial 'Conservation without Frontiers' Summer School, from 20 to 22 June 2019. Admission is open to students and professionals working in a related field as well as the general public. Participation in the summer school provides an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in conservation and heritage to meet with others from across different universities, disciplines, and related fields.

Student Scholarships
Once again there are 30 fully subsidised scholarships available to students studying a related subject at degree level, including Architecture, Conservation, Engineering, Planning or Heritage and Museum Studies.

Applications are accepted online until 22 March, via this link.

Allocation of places will be dependent on the commitment to participate in the student competition which includes the advance submission of one A3 poster responding to a given heritage and conservation issue in the Fermanagh/ Cavan area. More information will be provided to successful applicants. Winners will receive a prize presented on the final day of the school.

Tickets can be booked by day or for the full three days, and early bird rates are available until 30 April. Book tickets online here.

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Save the Date - Conservation Without Frontiers Summer School, 20-22 June 2019


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The highly successful Irish Georgian Society and Ulster Architectural Heritage cross-border summer school returns for its third year on 20-22 June 2019, and is being hosted in Cavan and Fermanagh. Thirty students will receive a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the built heritage of these two counties, and to discuss and engage with conservation professionals, practitioners and enthusiasts through talks, site visits and open discussions.

Details of the students scholarships will be circulated on 22 February 2019.

For more information contact

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Conserving your Dublin Period House: Spring 2019


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The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council have assembled a team of conservation experts to present a series of talks on the history and significance of Dublin’s period houses and practical advice on their conservation. Attendance at the talks will greatly benefit owners of all periods and types of houses, from the modest Edwardian artisan dwelling to the substantial red-bricks of the Victorian suburbs and the fine townhouses of our Georgian city squares, providing an ‘A to Z’ for their care and conservation.

The talks are recognised as CPD by the CIF Register of Heritage Contractors, Engineers Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute and the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Talks, which will commence on Tuesday 12 February 2019 from 1pm to 2pm and continue for 12 weeks, will take place in the City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.

It is possible to attend all, one, or as many of the talks as you wish. The talks are priced at €15, which you may pay for at the door or book in advance for a special reduced price of €125 for all twelve talks. Complementary to the Tuesday talks will be a Saturday morning walking tour, at an additional cost of €15.

Download the 2019 programme.

Book for the full course online here - €140 (with tour) or €125 (no tour)
Book for individual lectures online here - €15 per lecture

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