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01.11.2023, 10:00 A.M.

Desmond Guinness Study Day, Castletown House, Celbridge, County Kildare.

The Irish Georgian Society, with the support of the Office of Public Works and the Guinness family, is delivering a study day to commemorate Desmond Guinness’s legacy in promoting and protecting Ireland’s architecture and allied arts. Themes explored will include Desmond’s work in advocating for the protection of the Irish country house; campaigning to save Georgian Dublin; fostering research and publications on Ireland’s architecture and decorative arts; and his work overseas as an unofficial ambassador for Ireland’s cultural heritage, where he raised vital funds and forged relationships with benefactors in the UK and USA, which continue to this day through the Irish Georgian Society, which he co-founded with his first wife, Mariga Guinness.

10am to 5pm. €80 to include lunch & tour of Castletown House.

*This study day is in-person only and will not be available online*