Great Georgian Architects: How they shaped the classical city of Dublin

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - Tue, 30 Oct 2018
18:30 - 20:00

A series of evening talks (6.30pm) delivered by the Irish Georgian Society, in partnership with Dublin City Council’s Heritage Office, in the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room, City Assembly House. This is a European Year of Cultural Heritage event supported by The Heritage Council. Following the Restoration (1660) Dublin became the second city, after London, of the British Empire, with major development and expansion in the Georgian period (1714-1830)  providing the institutional buildings and infrastructure, and setting out the city plan substantially as it survives today. Scholars will deliver research celebrating the works of Dublin’s great Georgian architects responsible for designing the classical buildings of Dublin during the reign of Kings George I to IV, and provide an understanding of their design, materials and construction, as well as placing them in their social, political and cultural context.

A) Tuesday 11th September 2018 Works by William Robinson (1645–1712) and Thomas Burgh (1670-1730) in the Early Classical City, including the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the Royal Barracks (Collins Barracks) and the Old Library in Trinity College, Livia Hurley, Architect and Lecturer, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD.

B) Tuesday 18th September 2018 Edward Lovett Pearce (c. 1699 -1733) Parliament House Dublin; Nos 9, 10, 11 & 12 Henrietta Street, Professor Christine Casey, Professor in Architectural History, Department of History of Art and Architecture & Fellow, TCD.

C) Tuesday 25th September 2018 Richard Castle (c.1690 -1751) 85 St. Stephen’s Green; Tyrone House; Leinster House and the Rotunda Hospital, Dr Melanie Hayes, Lecturer and Research Fellow, Department of History of Art and Architecture, TCD.  

D) Tuesday 2nd October 2018 William Chambers (1723 – 1796) Casino at Marino; Charlemont House; TCD’s Theatre and Chapel, Dr Conor Lucey, Assistant Professor, School of Art History & Cultural Policy, UCD.

E) Tuesday 9th October 2018 James Gandon (1742 – 1823) Custom House; The Four Courts; the King’s Inns; entrance to the House of Lords and Beresford Place, Graham Hickey, Conservation Director, Dublin Civic Trust.

F) Tuesday 16th October 2018 Thomas Cooley (1742 – 1784) Royal Exchange & Thomas Ivory (c. 1732-1786) Blue Coat School and Newcomen Bank, Merlo Kelly, MRIA, Senior Tutor, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD.

G) Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - Francis Johnston (1760-1829) GP; St. George’s Church and The Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, Dr Judith Hill, MRIAI, Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellow, 2017–2018, National University of Ireland Galway.

H) Tuesday 30th October 2018 - The Nature of Dublin Classicism in the 18th century, Dr Edward McParland, former Professor in Architectural History, Fellow and Pro-Chancellor, TCD.

Individual Lecture: €15

I) Full Course - €95

J) Full Course with Walking Tour - €110

Wednesday 22nd August – (11.30am) Dublin’s Great Georgian Architects Walking Tour with Dr John Montague, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, American University of Sharjah.  A Heritage Week walking tour to complement the lectures, it will provide an opportunity to view first-hand major civic works by the great Georgian architects.         

As places are limited, the walking tour places are only available to those who book for the entire course. 

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