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The Irish Georgian Society's conservation and education programmes are funded through the generosity of our members and private donors. This support is vital for the Society’s work with conservation projects and in saving buildings of architectural significance. It is also essential in enabling the Society undertake a wide range of educational initiatives that include the annual Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies Journal, the Desmond Guinness Scholarship, and a specially designed programme to raise awareness of traditional building skills and best conservation practices. Your donation could make a real difference by helping us to protect Ireland’s built heritage.

Ireland The Irish Georgian Foundation (operating as the Irish Georgian Society) has charitable status in Ireland (CHY 6372) and so can avail of tax benefits from donations exceeding €250.

USA The Irish Georgian Society has charitable status in the USA through Irish Georgian Society Inc. where donations are eligible for tax relief. For the IRS confirmation letter on the Irish Georgian Society's Inc. tax exempt status as a charitable organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, please click on the following link.

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Scholarship Programme

The Irish Georgian Society supports and promotes scholarly research in the field of architecture and the decorative arts through its the publication of its annual journal, Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies and through the Desmond Guinness Scholarship.

Your donation will go directly toward publication costs for Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies - the Journal of the Irish Georgian Society. 

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Programme Funds

Your donation will go toward funding essential overheads related to the administration of IGS programmes.

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Young Irish Georgian 2022 Fundraising Project: Termon House

In 2021, our working group decided to nominate an annual fundraising project for the Young Irish Georgians to support, with the revenue raised from our events throughout the year supporting the chosen initiative. Our pilot project for 2022 will be Termon House, Co. Donegal: a former 18th century land agent's house in Maghery, near Dungloe, located in the heart of the Gaeltacht area. The house is cared for by the Irish Landmark Trust, and was previously supported through a conservation grant from IGS London.

Termon House was built c. 1770 for the land agent of the local landlord, the Marquess of Conyngham. The property consists of the house and adjoining stone-built dairy and barn set within a 3 acre plot. Much of this site is enclosed by a tall, tapering rubble stone wall built c. 1847 to provide famine relief for the local population affected by the Great Famine. Within these walls are also found the remains of an old lime kiin and a small clachán. The curtilage of Termon House encloses a landscape which has remained almost untouched since the mid 19th century and this with the combination of the famine wall and house, makes it the most historically significant property in the village.

The very extreme location of the house on the Atlantic shoreline means that it gets a constant battering from the weather. The funds we plan to raise will support essential repair work to the lime render surrounding the lower barn door, which will then be limewashed.

Our 2022 fundraising target is €2,000.

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