I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

John Behan’s “The Bull of Easter II”: “an ingenious amalgam of biology and technology”

John Behan: Past and Present Solomon Fine Art, Dublin **** He may be in his late 70s, but John Behan, recognised as one of Ireland’s leading sculpt(...)

Detail from Globe by Michael Le Belhomme, the main prizewinner of the Solas Prize

Solas Prize and Awards Exhibition 2015 Gallery of Photography, Dublin ***** The Solas Photography Prize is a joint initiative by the Gallery o(...)

The Dublin Castle event coincides with ‘Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840’, a major exhibition under way at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago

A day-long conference entitled Art in the Country House, presented by the Irish Georgian Society and the Office of Public Works takes place in George’(...)

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(...)

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