The Irish Georgian Society has put out an open call for applications to its conservation grants scheme 2015 to provide financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Anyone who has ever embarked on a faithful restoration will know the lonely furrow they plough – long hours, expensive materials and sometimes little (...)

Gerogian houses on Merrion Square, Dublin: the lunchtime talks  will be of value to homeowners and professionals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Broadcaster and designer Kevin McCloud says the care and repair of an old house is like a giant exercise in recycling and mending. The owners of ma(...)

The lightwell feature in the headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society in the City Assembly House on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Following the accelerated urbanisation of the boom years that allowed excessive building in inappropriate locations to go unchecked, efforts to take a(...)

A stained glass window in Derry’s Guildhall depicting the coronation of King George V.

Few historic buildings in Ireland have such resonance as Derry’s Guildhall. Once the symbol of gerrymandered Unionist domination, it suffered serious (...)

Models wearing a Glencheck skirt with wool jersey top (left) and a coachman jacket in Magee tweed over a pink cowel-neck sweater at the Helen McAlinden fashion show yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fashion designer Helen McAlinden who works closely with Foxford tweed in Mayo, brought it to the fore at her autumn/winter show in the newly restored (...)

Donough Cahill of the  Irish Georgian Society  in the City Assembly House on South William Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of Dublin’s most important Georgian public buildings is to reopen to the public this week a decade after its closure.The City Assembly House, on S(...)

The light well feature at the Irish Georgian Society in the City Assembly House on South William Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

What is it? The City Assembly House at 58 South William Street, Dublin 2, is the new headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society and will host exhibiti(...)