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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.

2016 Desmond Guinness Scholarship


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Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe with Desmond Guinness Scholarship Recipients Aisling Durken (Winner)  and Fidelma Mullane (Highly Commended)

The 2016 Desmond Guinness Scholarship was awarded to Aisling Durkan for her study on Provincial Splendour and Mercantile Ambition: The Drogheda town house in the eighteenth century. A commendation was also given to Fidelma Mullane on her work on traditional and vernacular crafts. The award was presented by Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe, representing the Desmond Guinness Scholarship committee.