Irish Country House Architecture Lecture Series (CAH)

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58 William Street South

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Irish Country House Architecture lectures will provide an overview of the evolution of the architecture of Ireland’s finest country houses

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The Irish Georgian Society, in association with the Centre for the Study of Irish County Houses & Estates, Maynooth University, presents Irish Country House Architecture.

Over nine consecutive weeks, drawing on new research, academics and authors will explore the stylistic development of Ireland’s country houses, and explain who commissioned, designed and built these houses that arguably form the most impressive building typology of Ireland’s architectural heritage.

IRISH COUNTRY HOUSE ARCHITECTURE LECTURE PROGRAMME

Tuesday 6th October: 17th Century Jacobean Country House (Portumna Castle, Rathfarnham Castle, Jigginstown) by Dr Jane Fenlon, Independent Scholar.

Tuesday 13th October: The Post-Restoration Country House (Beaulieu House, Stackallan, Mount Ievers Court, Eyre Court, Damer House, Doneraile, Kilmacurragh) by Dr Andrew Tierney, Irish Research Council Laureate Project Fellow, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin.

Tuesday 20th October: Early Palladian Country House (Castletown, Bellamont Forest, Stillorgan Park, Summerhill, Castle Hume) by Dr Melanie Hayes, Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Project Fellow, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin.

Tuesday 27th October: Later Palladian Country House (Richard Castle’s Belvedere, Carton, Powerscourt, Russborough and Davis Ducart’s Kilshannig and Castletown Cox) by Dr Christine Casey, Professor in Architectural History, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin.

Tuesday 3rd November: Neo-Classical Country House (Abbeyleix, Castle Coole, Curraghmore, Westport, Headfort) by Dr Conor Lucey, Assistant Professor in Architectural History, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD.

Tuesday 10th November: Regency Gothic Revival Country House (Slane Castle, Charleville Castle, Birr Castle, Tullynally, Lough Cutra, Knockdrin, Killeen Castle) by Dr Judith Hill, Independent Scholar.

Tuesday 17th November: Regency Classical Italianate County House (Lyons, Mount Stewart, Fota, Lissadell, Barons Court) by Frank Keohane, Independent Scholar.

Tuesday 24th November: Victorian Country House: Tudor-Revival and beyond... (Lough Fea House, Crom Castle, Carrigglas Manor, Kilruddery, Castle Leslie) by Dr Myles Campbell, Research & Interpretation Office, National Historic Properties’ Collections, OPW.

Tuesday 1st December: The Irish Country House in the 21st Century: Ruins and restoration by Robert O’Byrne, author.

The lectures will take place in the Knight of Glin exhibition room at the City Assembly House over nine consecutive Tuesday evenings. The talks will commence at 6.30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Attendees are asked to be in their seats by 6.15pm. No late comers can be admitted after the talks commence.

The talks will be delivered in accordance with governmental Covid-19 guidelines. The wearing of masks is mandatory indoors. For full details of IGS Covid-19 protocols click here.

On account of social distancing requirements the IGS can only offer a limited number of tickets for the talks in the CAH, these tickets are reserved for IGS members only - this will be verified after purchase.

In the event of the CAH talks being booked out the IGS is offering online whole course bookings at a discounted rate. It is also possible to book for individual virtual talks online.

Image: Russborough House, copyright Stephen Farrell Photography

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