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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.

Limerick Chapter Christmas Party


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On Thursday the 1st of December last, the Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society opened the Christmas season with a fundraising Christmas party. The event was held in The Georgian House, No. 2 Pery Square, in Limerick. This historic house was built between 1835 and 1838 by Pery Tontine Company, forming part of a terrace known collectively as the Tontine Building. It was the last Georgian terrace built in Limerick. The building was restored by Limerick Civic Trust, with the support of the Irish Georgian Society and opened in 1999. We were delighted to give our guests an opportunity to enjoy an evening in the magnificent first floor rooms of the house and we thank Limerick City and County Council for use the venue.

Party-goers arrived in the early evening, and mingled over Christmas drinks and mince pies, before being treated to a really spectacular performance by Limerick's premier tenor, Derek Moloney. There was also a short lecture from Irish Georgian Society Executive Director, Donough Cahill, on the work of the Society around Ireland. A raffle was held; some great prizes had been donated by our friends, and included afternoon tea, a wine tasting, and original artwork. 

All funds raised from the Christmas party will go to a small works grant scheme which will be launched by the Limerick Chapter in 2017. This scheme will encourage and support the repair of historic railings, kerbs, and steps on the streets of eighteenth-century Limerick City. The historic railings of Newtown Pery are quintessentially Limerick and the restoration of them is intrinsic to the protection of Limerick's built heritage. They form an important part of the city's public realm. 

We would like to thank our sponsors for the evening: Limerick City and County Council, No. 1 Pery Square Hotel, Da Vincenzo's at the George Boutique Hotel, Roisin Meaney, Deirdre Power, Kate Ramsey

Read more about the Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society here

Limerick Chapter Committee 

Back row: Liam Clifford, Ursula Callaghan, Rose Anne White, Niki McMahon, Judith Hill 

Front row: Cáit Ní Cheallacháin, Donough Cahill, Ailish Drake, Bríd Kennedy, Tessa Greally

Photo by Conor Hourigan 

Ailish Drake and Donough Cahill 

Photo by Trish Geraghty 

Photo by Trish Geraghty 

Sheila Deegan and Mike Fitzpatrick 

Photo by Ursula Callaghan 

Photo by Trish Geraghty 

Photo by Trish Geraghty 

Photo by Trish Geraghty