Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s Historic Houses Course autumn 2017 The Irish Georgian Society, in association with Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council, has assembled a team of leading conservation experts to deliver a course on the understanding, care and repair of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s period and traditionally built houses. Talks will explain protected structure policy and legislation, the importance of preventative maintenance, the benefits of using lime, the correct care of historic ironwork, decorative plasterwork, bricks, roofs and windows, as well as addressing issues of how to sensitively extend your period house, tackle damp and implement energy efficient upgrades. The course will also benefit building professionals and practitioners and is recognised as CPD by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Engineers Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute and the Construction Industry Federation and its Register of Heritage Contractors. The talks will be held in the Royal St. George Yacht Club on six consecutive Wednesday evenings (7pm-9.30pm) in October and November, with two talks per evening.
Book in advance for the whole course at a special discounted price of €130, or attend an individual evening session for €25. Price includes tea/coffee.
Image: 'Portrait of bold Sir William (a barb), an East Indian Black, and French dog', Thomas Roberts (1748-77). Private collection. First exhibited in the Exhibition Room, South William Street, in 1772
Exhibiting Art in Georgian Ireland
Celebrating The Restoration Of The City Assembly House
Ireland’s First Public Art Gallery
The Irish Georgian Society is delighted to be participating in this year’s National Heritage Week (19 – 27 August), providing locals and visits to Co. Meath with a rare opportunity to view Thomas Jervais’ stained glass window at Agher Church near Summerhill, Co. Meath.
During Heritage Week, visitors will be welcomed to Agher Church on Wednesday 23rd August (12.00pm to 4.00pm). Access is free and guides will be on hand to welcome visitors and to discuss the project. The church is wheelchair accessible. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the window, and learn about the significance of this rare example of eighteenth-century Irish stained glass.
Exhibition: 'Burning Books, June 1922: The Destruction And Recreation Of The Irish Parliamentary Bookbindings' is on show at Dublin Castle until 1st September.
This exhibition details the reproduction of 14 volumes of the Irish Parliamentary Journals dating from the 1700s which were destroyed during the Irish Civil War in 1922. Also on display are the tools used in the process, as well as examples of 18th century Irish bindings and some of the printed editions of the Lords and Commons Journals in presentation bindings.
Through providing tax incentives for conservation works to buildings of significant architectural merit, Section 482 plays an important role in ensuring the protection of our built heritage and in facilitating public access to properties participating in the scheme. In doing so, it enables owners to fulfil obligations to protect their properties, constitutes a sustainable and cost effective means of public support for our heritage, and provides an important tourism and amenity resource.
The Irish Georgian Society's online shop has recently moved to a new online retail platform to make the shopping experience more convenient for our customers! To celebrate the occasion we will be including a surprise gift with all online purchases made throughout the month of August.
The shop accepts payment by credit card (Mastercard and Visa) and through Stripe.