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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 Georgian Society 2016 Christmas Party


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This year's annual Christmas Party was held in Marlay House. Guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the festive atmosphere of the house while the nights proceedings included the presentation of the Desmond Guinness Scholarship Prize 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  There was a raffle with great prizes, the Irish Georgian Society would like to thank all those who donated and the volunteers who assisted on the night.

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

Adrienne Hume and Glascott Symes

Dr. Aidan O'Boyle, Conor Lynch and Pat Murray



David Lewis Gunning and Conor Lynch

Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe and Fildelma Mullane

Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe and Aisling Durkan

Michael Church, Heritage Building Manager, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Donal O'Brien and Dee McGrath

Geoffrey Tutty, Rosemary Walsh and Louise Mooney

Aoibheann Shannon and Carmel Humphreys

Darina McCarthy and Brian Meyer

Meave and Farannan Tannam & Deirdre and John Dunny


Maureen Beary Ryan   


 Dr. John Maiben Gilmartin


Zoe Coleman and Ruth Griffin  


John and Alexandra Morley

Francis and John Coulter      


Rose Mary Craig, Tom and Rose Marie O'Connor Quinn


  Dermot Scott     


Michael Maughan and Róisin Lambe