Know your cor­nices from your cor­bels at his­toric home se­ries

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market -

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/

The course will pro­vide prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion on the care of his­toric houses

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