The Desmond Guinness Scholarship is awarded annually by the Irish Georgian Society to an applicant or applicants engaged in research on the visual arts of Ireland including the work of Irish architects, artists and craftsmen at home and abroad, 1600-1900.
Preference will be given to work based on original documentary research. The Scholarship is intended primarily for applicants who are not yet established at an advanced professional level in research or publication of the visual arts. From 2015, the Scholarship has been supported by members of the Society's London Chapter. The total value of the scholarship fund available for distribution is in the region of €1,000.
Application forms must be submitted (in hard copy) by 2.00pm, on Tuesday 31st October 2017.
Download an application form and guidelines from www.igs.ie
The recipients of the Irish Georgian Society's Conservation Grants Scheme 2017 were announced on Friday 8th September at a small ceremony at Tea Lane Graveyard, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. In all, nine building conservation projects around the country were awarded €50,000 in total of grants. This is the fourth successive year of the Society’s Small Grants Scheme with total funding provided so far amounting to in excess of €200,000.
The conservation projects to receive grants this year include churches and a mausoleum in Counties Kildare and Mayo, and historic houses in Counties Cork, Laois and Mayo. These grants will support essential roof and wall works as well as the conservation of architectural features in need of urgent repair.
The full list of grants awarded can be read on www.igs.ie
Wednesday 20th September - The Society's Annual Meeting for 2017 will be held in the Helen Roe Theatre of the RSAI, 63 Merrion Square at 5.30pm, followed by refreshments in the first floor rooms. This meeting is for members only, and names will be checked at the door upon arrival. Please RSVP if you intend to attend to Róisín Lambe (email@example.com).
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s Historic Houses Course
The Irish Georgian Society, in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, has assembled a team of leading conservation experts to deliver a course on the understanding, care and repair of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s period and traditionally built houses. Talks will explain protected structure policy and legislation, the importance of preventative maintenance, the benefits of using lime, the correct care of historic ironwork, decorative plasterwork, bricks, roofs and windows, as well as addressing issues of how to sensitively extend your period house, tackle damp and implement energy efficient upgrades.
The course will also benefit building professionals and practitioners and is recognised as CPD by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Engineers Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute and the Construction Industry Federation and its Register of Heritage Contractors.
18th October to 8th November, 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Royal St. George Yacht Club (Google Map)
Full course: €130 (6 weeks), or €25 per evening 2 classes per evening, includes tea/coffee
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