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Irish Cities in the Georgian Era: architecture and urban morphology

05.10.2021, 18:30 P.M.

Irish Cities in the Georgian Era: architecture & urban morphology

A nine-week online talks series exploring the architecture and urban morphology of the Irish cities of Belfast, Cork, Derry, Dublin, Drogheda, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford during the long eighteenth century.

Commencing with an introductory talk by keynote speaker, Professor David Dickson, author of ‘The First Irish Cities: An Eighteenth-Century Transformation’ (Yale University Press, 2021) and followed by a series of weekly talks delivered by distinguished speakers that will focus on the architecture and urban morphology of the individual cities.

  • Tuesday 5th October 2021
    "Prodigious growth": The transformation of Irish cities in the eighteenth century by Professor David Dickson
  • Tuesday 12th October 2021
    ‘What was urban design in the 18th-century? The Wide Streets Commissioners in Dublin as case study’ by Dr John Montague
  • Tuesday 19th October 2021
    A city of three towns: Limerick 1760–1837 by Dr Judith Hill
  • Tuesday 26th October 2021
    ‘A large, handsome town’: Drogheda's architecture in the long eighteenth century by Dr Aisling Durkan
  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021
    A Merchant City: The Building and Buildings of Georgian Cork by Frank Keohane
  • Tuesday 9th November 2021
    18th Century Waterford: People, Place and Prosperity by Eamonn McEneaney and Julian Walton
  • Tuesday 16th November 2021
    Kilkenny: Faded Grandeur but Provincial Decency by Dr Hugh Maguire
  • Tuesday 23rd November 2021
    ‘A large, populous and beautiful town’?: Belfast in the Eighteenth Century by Professor Raymond Gillespie
  • Tuesday 30th November 2021
    City of Derry: From Siege to Survey by Dan Calley

It is possible to book for talks individually at a price of 15 euro or for all talks at a discounted rate of 105 euro (two talks for free).

Talks are pre-recorded. Talks will be issued at 6.30pm each Tuesday evening and are available to watch for seven days after issue.

Attendance at the talks are recognised as structured CPD by the RIAI (9 points) and the CIF Register of Heritage. Contractors.

This talks series forms part of the Irish Georgian Society's Conservation Education Programme which is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage.

Image: Detail from Wide Street Commissioners Map (3621). Reproduced courtesy of Dublin City Library & Archives.




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