Spring series for period home improvers

Irish Georgian Society’s 12-week series includes a focus on protected structures

The Irish Georgian Society’s lecture series begins next Tuesday at the refurbished City Assembly House at 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.

The Irish Georgian Society’s lecture series begins next Tuesday at the refurbished City Assembly House at 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.

 

The Irish Georgian Society’s Conserving your Dublin Period House series of lunchtime lectures is something of a hardy annual at this point for owners of period properties, as well as building professionals and practitioners who work with protected structures.

The 12-week series hosted in collaboration with Dublin City Council kicks off next Tuesday at the Irish Georgian Society’s beautifully refurbished City Assembly House at 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. For the first time the 1pm-2pm lecture will take place in the newly-restored Knight of Glin Exhibition Room, so if nothing else a visual treat will be in store.

The theme of the first lecture will be My House is a Protected Structure: What Does This Mean?, and will be delivered by Jacqui Donnelly, a senior architect with the architectural heritage advisory unit at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Since its inception, the series has imparted valuable care and conservation expertise to owners keen to faithfully restore many types of period houses.

People are welcome to attend just one or as many of the talks as they like. The talks are priced individually at €15, and can be paid for at the door. Alternatively, the 12-week series can be booked in advance for a reduced price of €125. In addition to the Tuesday talks a Saturday morning walking tour is scheduled for May 19th, led by Susan Galavan, MRIAI, which will examine the architectural form, style and detailing of Northumberland Road, in Dublin 2, at an additional cost of €15. See igs.ie