Know your cornices from your corbels at historic home-ownership series

Six week lecture series tailored to owners of historic homes in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

The first week will feature a talk by eminent conservationist, author and artist Peter Pearson

The first week will feature a talk by eminent conservationist, author and artist Peter Pearson

 

For those lucky enough to own a historic home, they will usually be the first to admit that it isn’t all plain sailing from turning the key in the front door for the first time. Usually the purchase is just the start of a series of major cash outlays, and most of it for hidden repair work that will never be seen.

Help is at hand however from the Irish Georgian Society which next week launches its historic homeowners’ course specifically tailored for owners of houses in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area. The six week series of evening talks start on Wednesday, October 18th, in the Royal St George Yacht club (where else!) in Dun Laoghaire.

Aimed at the owners and guardians of the sustantial number of 18th and 19th century houses in the county, the course aims to provide an insight to their significance and practical information on their care and conservation. With two lectures each week between 7pm and 9.30pm a question and answer session will follow each talk.

The first week will feature a talk by eminent conservationist, author and artist Peter Pearson on Dún Laoghaire’s Domestic Architecture: its history and significance. Jacqui Donnelly senior architect in the Architectural Heritage Advisory Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will also explain what exactly it means to own a protected structure from a policy and legislation perspective.

The six week course comprises 12 lectures and an architectural walking tour. Book in advance for the whole course at a discounted price of €130, or attend an individual evening session for €25. For more information see www/igs.ie/events