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The Irish Georgian Society's conservation and education programmes are funded through the generosity of our members and private donors. This support is vital for the Society’s work with conservation projects and in saving buildings of architectural significance. It is also essential in enabling the Society undertake a wide range of educational initiatives that include the annual Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies Journal, the Desmond Guinness Scholarship, and a specially designed programme to raise awareness of traditional building skills and best conservation practices. Your donation could make a real difference by helping us to protect Ireland’s built heritage.

Ireland The Irish Georgian Foundation (operating as the Irish Georgian Society) has charitable status in Ireland (CHY 6372) and so can avail of tax benefits from donations exceeding €250.

USA The Irish Georgian Society has charitable status in the USA through Irish Georgian Society Inc. where donations are eligible for tax relief. For the IRS confirmation letter on the Irish Georgian Society's Inc. tax exempt status as a charitable organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, please click on the following link.

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Scholarship Programme

The Irish Georgian Society supports and promotes scholarly research through its journal, 'Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies', and with bursaries awarded through the Desmond Guinness Scholarship and the John Maiben Gilmartin Prize. The IGS journal has been published since 1998 and embraces the entire spectrum of Ireland's post-medieval architecture. In 2023, as part of a two-part process it is planned to make these publications available free of charge through a new website – The Desmond Guinness Scholarship is awarded annually primarily to those who are not yet established at an advanced professional level while the John Maiben Gilmartin Prize assists the work of early career scholars.


Conservation Education Programme

The Irish Georgian Society promotes best building conservation practices through its Conservation Education Programme which aims to inform and support protected structure owners, conservation professionals and practitioners, and members of the public who have an interest in Ireland’s architectural heritage. This programme promotes the practice of conservation to internationally accepted standards through continual professional development, professional accreditation, and the dissemination of information.