Limerick Chapter Christmas Party
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Last Thursday night, the 7th of December, 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 [http://www.derekmoloney.com/].
There was also a short lecture from John Moran, Chairman of The Hunt Museum. A raffle was held; some great prizes had been donated by our friends, and included afternoon tea, dinner for two, and book and food hampers. All funds raised from the Christmas party will go to a small works grant scheme which was launched by the Limerick Chapter in 2017. This scheme encourages and supports 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. Read more about the Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society here [http://www.igs.ie/about/limerick-chapter].
Photos by Trish Geraghty.