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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.

Conservation project update: Thomas Jervais window removed for conservation work

05.05.2016

Posted by IGS

Conservation works supported by the IGS have started on an important painted glass window by the Irish artist Thomas Jervais (d. 1799) at Agher Church, Rathmoylan, Co. Meath. Classified as being at risk for over two decades, the window depicts Paul preaching at Athens from the cartoons of Raphael and is one of only two surviving examples of monumental works by Jervais; the other being the great west window of the ante-chapel in New College, Oxford.

The project is being funded through supporters and Chapters of the IGS in London, Chicago and Ireland, through grants from the Heritage Council and from the Department of Arts Heritage & the Gaeltacht’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2016, and through the Select Vestry of Rathmoylan Union of Parishes.