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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.

‘Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies’ Volume XIX published


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Sir David Davies, President of the Irish Georgian Society officially launched Volume XIX of Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies last week.

Volume XIX is edited by Dr/ Finola O'Kane Crimmins and includes contributions from:

Sir David Davies: Foreword

Alec Cobbe: Sounds of Saxony – getting closer to Bach: Instruments by Ferdinand Weber in the Cobbe Collection

Melanie Hayes: Sir Gustavus Hume (1677 – 1731): courtly connections and architectural connoisseurship in the early eighteenth century

Jessie Castle and Gillian O’Brien: ‘I am building a house’: Nano Nagle’s Georgian convents

Livia Hurley: Death in the garden: Patrick Byrne’s mortuary chapel at Goldenbridge Cemetery, Dublin

Anne Casement: ‘A true Lady Chatellaine’: Frances Anne Vane-Tempest and the building of Garron Tower, part 1

Finola O’ Kane: Arthur Young’s published and unpublished illustrations for ‘A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779’

Volume XIX, the Journal of the Irish Georgian Society can be purchased instore or online from the IGS bookshop.