15.01.2019, 18:00 P.M.
Tuesday 15th January - 'Conserving your Dublin period house - 1747 not 2019!' with Dr Brendan Twomey
An interesting set of building accounts for the refit of Mrs Bolton's house in Queen Street, Smithfield from 1747 has come to light. She was the widow of the Archbishop of Cashel, a friend of Swift. The papers are full of tremendous detail such as prices of materials, rates charged by tradesmen and credit for salvage. The original estimate was £100 but the final bill was £110. Brendan Twomey is a retired banker and was awarded a PhD by TCD for a thesis on personal financial management in early 18th century Dublin. The centrepiece of his research was the complex financial affairs of Jonathan Swift. Other publications include books on the development of Smithfield and on Sir John Gilbert. City Assembly House, 58 South William Street
Time: 6.30pm sharp (Registration from 6pm) Ticket Price: €10
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