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**Sold Out** Lecture – W. J. Barre at the former Bryson House
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm£7.50 – £10.00
UAH Chief Executive and author of W. J. Barre 1830-1867: A Vigorous Mind, Dr Paul Harron, will present this illustrated lecture on the life and works of this great architect in one of his most important surviving buildings in Belfast. Newry born Barre is one of Ireland’s most prolific architects, despite his relatively short life. His most iconic buildings include Newry Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, The former Provincial Bank at 2 Royal Avenue, Belfast, as well as the iconic Ulster Hall. The lecture will detail a chronology of buildings, as well as detailing his unique style.
The Former Linen Warehouse built for William Girdwood, Belfast (1865), until recently known as Bryson House has been closed to the public for a number of years. The warehouse has recently been purchased by the Royal Irish Regiment who intend to fully restore the building as their museum, café and regimental offices. This is a unique chance to see the building before the work commences in the Autumn.
The evening will begin with a wine reception, before the lecture is held in one of the Bryson House office rooms.
Booking essential. Members £7.50, Non-Members £10.