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.

Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grants Programme 2021


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2020 IGS conservation grant pledges clockwise from top left: Bessmount Park, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan; Coastguard Cottages, Lambay Island, Co. Dublin; Kylemore Abbey Church, Co. Galway; and Pyramid Mausolea, Maudlins, Co. Kildare.

The Irish Georgian Society, through the support of its members in IGS London, is inviting applications for its 2021 Conservation Grants Programme which is open to support buildings of significant architectural merit. Funding totalling €30,000 is available with priority given to older buildings on the basis of rarity and potential fragility relating to age.

The Irish Georgian Society’s Conservation Grants Programme is generously funded by IGS London. Over the last seven years, the Society has supported over thirty significant conservation projects from around the country, that have included works to country houses and castles, thatched cottages and historic townhouses, architectural follies, and churches.

IGS Conservation Grant pledges (2020)
-Bessmount Park, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan (€7,500)
-Cottage 6, Coastguards Cottages, Lambay Island, Co. Dublin (€1,900)
-Pyramid Mausolea, Dublin Road, Naas, Co. Kildare (€6,000)
-Seymour's Mausoleum, Lawrencetown, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway (€650)
-Ballyarthur House, Co. Wicklow (€4,350)
-St George's Arts and Heritage Centre, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork (€5,100)
-Rockmore House, Athenry, Co. Galway
-St Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore (€5,000)
-Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Co. Galway (€3,500)

The deadline for this year's applications has now been extended and must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 10th March 2021and can be downloaded here.

For articles on previous grants recipients, please click here.

Decisions on the allocation of grants will be made by early May at which time applicants will be informed.