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11/8/2004

The Irish Georgian Society

The Irish Georgian Society is Ireland’s Architectural Heritage Society.
The Society aims to encourage an interest in and to promote the conservation of distinguished examples of architecture and the allied arts of all periods in Ireland. These aims are achieved by education and grants, planning participation, membership and fundraising.

The Society’s main achievements include the saving of threatened great buildings such as Castletown, Co. Kildare; Damer House, Co. Tipperary; Doneraile Court, Co. Cork; Roundwood, Co. Laois; Tailors Hall, Dublin, and 13 Henrietta Street, Dublin.

The Irish Georgian Society was founded in 1958 by the Hon. Desmond Guinness and his late wife, Mariga, for the protection of buildings of architectural merit in Ireland. Many fine houses have been saved through the enthusiasm and commitment of the founders and current members and supporters. The current President is Desmond Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin.

For further details go to http://www.irish-architecture.com/igs/

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