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Newry: A City Rediscovered with IGS and UAH

16.06.2022, 08:30 A.M.

Newry: A City Rediscovered.

The Irish Georgian Society (IGS) and Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) and invite you to take part in a one day summer school to visit key conservation projects in Newry. Join us at the newly rediscovered Bagenal’s Castle, the home of the Newry, Mourne and Down Museum and Collection, as we visit the market city and discuss key buildings and projects. Our guest speakers will include Consarc Design Group, Edward McParland and Newry architect Tom Gilsenan, who will enlighten us on the development of Newry through history, to now city status and a key border town on the island of Ireland. Our walking tour will explore these buildings in further detail, including Newry-born architect W. J. Barre’s Riverside Presbyterian Church, the canal side quay warehouses, and several buildings on the UAH/HED Heritage at Risk register. We will also take a visit to Newry Cathedral to discuss Consarc’s water ingress remedial works and how action is required to prepare for the impact of climate change in our cities. The day will conclude with a BBQ in Marlacoo House, Tandragee, a Georgian gentleman’s residence with stunning architecture and views of the surrounding area.

Buses will depart from Belfast & Dublin at 8:30AM/9AM respectively, meeting in Newry at Bagenal’s Castle (Newry and Mourne Museum) where our heritage discussions will begin. Buses will depart Marlacoo House at 7.30pm, returning to Belfast by 20.15 and Dublin by 21.15

Refreshments, lunch and evening meal will be provided.

***Limited number of tickets available*** - if the ticket you wish to purchase is sold out, please email to be added to a waiting list.

Tickets go on sale Monday 9 May at 10am.

  • Students tickets £15/€20
  • Members tickets £40/€50
  • Non-Members £50/€60


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