Irish Country House Architecture lecture series

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 14:00

The Irish Georgian Society, in association with the CSHIHE, presents Irish Country House Architecture

The talks will chart the architectural evolution of Ireland’s finest country houses. Over nine consecutive weeks, drawing on new research and insights, academics and authors will provide an overview of the stylistic development of Ireland’s country houses, while explaining who commissioned, designed and built these houses that arguably form the most impressive building typology of Ireland’s architectural heritage.

Irish Country House Architecture lectures have been inspired by the late Hon. Desmond Guinness who was a tireless champion of the Irish country house, through the establishment of the Irish Georgian Society, the saving of Castletown house for the nation, and the writing of publications that celebrated these remarkable buildings, such as Irish Houses and Castles (1973) and Great Irish Houses and Castles (1992).

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