Events IGS Lecture: 'Ireland's graphic heritage of vernacular shopfront lettering' with Deirdre Maher Ring

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05.03.2024, 00:00 A.M.

In-person and online talk by Deirdre Maher Ring on 'Ireland's graphic heritage of vernacular shopfront lettering: A case study of Kilkenny Signwriting'.

Since the late 1800s, vernacular letterforms have been a vital component of Ireland's traditional shopfronts. Academic scrutiny of this vanishing graphic legacy is crucial. Desmond Guinness Scholarship receipient Deirdre Maher Ring, will discuss traditional shopfront signage research commissioned by Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office and her work in exploring vernacular letterforms in Ireland.

Lecture begins at 6pm (Registration from 5.45pm)

In-person €12

Online €10 (link will be send by lunchtime on the day of the talk)

Student €5 (for student bookings, please email with a copy of your current, full-time student ID and the event title and the IGS team will contact you).


The lectures will take place in the O'Connell Room at the IGS City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. Doors open at 5.45pm. Attendees are asked to be in their seats by 5.55pm.


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