Know your cornices from your corbels at historic home series
Those lucky enough to own a historic home will usually admit that the purchase is just the start of a series of major cash outlays, most for repair work that will never be seen.
Help is at hand from the Irish Georgian Society, which next week begins its historic homeowners’ course tailored for owners of houses in the Dun Laogh aire Rathdown area. The six-week series of evening talks start on Wednesday, October 18th, in the Royal St George Yacht club (where else!) in Dun Laoghaire.
Aimed at the owners and guardians of 18th and 19th century houses, the course aims to provide an insight to their significance and practical information on their care. There will be two lectures each week between 7pm and 9.30pm, with a question and answer session to follow.
The first week will feature a talk by eminent conservationist, author and artist Peter Pearson on Dún Laoghaire’s domestic architecture. Jacqui Donnelly, senior architect in the Architectural Heritage Advisory Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will also explain what it means to own a protected structure from a policy and legislation perspective.
The course comprises 12 lectures and an architectural walking tour. Book in advance at a discounted price of ¤130, or attend an individual session for ¤25. For more information see www/igs.ie/events.
The course will provide practical information on the care of historic houses