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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.

Nun’s Cross Church, Co. Wicklow and its treasures


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"[A] wonderful account of the remarkable history of Nun's Cross... The treasures of this beautiful church are now recorded for all time." - Sir David Davies, President, Irish Georgian Society

The 19th century story of Nun's Cross church is a remarkable one. The tale of how a small parish church benefitted from the artistic and decorative attention of a some remarkable artists and craftsmen due to the largesse of influential and enlightened patrons. Perhaps the bigger story is that of the determined and devoted work of a local historical society and the remarkable conservation they have undertaken. This book documents the history of the church and the story of that conservation. It is a very fine record of their achievement and a template for other groups and societies in the future. I strongly recommend a visit to this remarkable church, truly a hidden Irish gem.

If you are aware of any other restoration or conservation projects going on in your area and want us to promote a book or pamphlet on the work, please let us know by email or phone.

The bulk of proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to the Nun's Cross conservation fund and we are happy to offer it to you at the very reasonable price of €30.00.

Available to purchase instore or online (€30.00)