The Irish Georgian Society - A Celebration
Robert O’ Byrne
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2008, The Irish Georgian Society, Hardback, 280 pages
Celebrating the first fifty years of the Irish Georgian Society, this sumptuously illustrated volume recounts the Society’s beginnings in 1958 and the success it has since achieved through its dedication to the preservation of Ireland’s historic buildings. Founded by the Hon. Desmond Guinness and his wife, the late Mariga, the Irish Georgian Society was set up to campaign against the destruction of Irelands architectural heritage, and to promote what was then an under-appreciated aspect of Ireland’s history and cultural identity.
This meticulously resrached book, with its wealth of archival imagery and colour photographs, is an important record of the Society’s history and achievements, and a testimonial to a past that was nearly lost. Thanks to the Society’s vision, Ireland’s Georgian architecture is now recognised as vital to the country’s heritage.