The vision of the Irish Georgian Society is to conserve, protect and foster a keen interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. These aims are achieved through its scholarly and conservation education programmes, through its support of conservation projects and planning issues, and vitally, through its members and their activities.

'Capard: An Irish Country House & Estate' wins Nilsson Local Heritage Writing Award 2020


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Capard: An Irish Country House & Estate written by historian Ciarán Reilly and published by the Irish Georgian Society has won the prestigious Nilsson Prize for Local Heritage at Listowel Writers Week.

This award is for the best work of heritage or history published in Ireland within the last year. The 2020 Festival Awards were announced online, as the Festival was unable to go ahead as a result of the nationwide lockdown.

This book charts the history of Capard House and estate from the arrival of the Pigott family in Ireland in the 1560s to its present-day restoration. Lavishly illustrated throughout, the story of Capard challenges many of the stereotypical interpretations of the Irish country house.

The book is available to purchase online from the IGS bookshop, priced at €40.00 (hardback).