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UAH & IGS announce the return of the Summer School programme

Newry: A City Rediscovered, Newry, Mourne & Down Museum – 16th June 2022

Posted on: 17th May 2022

The long-awaited return of the Ulster Architectural Heritage and Irish Georgian Summer School has been announced. Previously held in Monaghan and Derry/Donegal, this year it will be a one-day summer school which will take place in Newry on 16th June and include visits to key conservation projects.

Join both societies at the rediscovered Bagenal’s Castle, the home of the Newry, Mourne and Down Museum and collection, as we visit the market city and discuss key buildings and projects. Our guest speakers will include Consarc Design Group, Edward McParland and local architect Tom Gilsenan, who will enlighten us on the development of Newry through history, to now city status and a key border town on the island of Ireland.

Our walking tour will explore these buildings in further detail, including Newry-born architect W. J. Barre’s Riverside Reformed Presbyterian Church, the canal-side quay warehouses, and several buildings on the UAH/HED Heritage at Risk register. We will also take a visit to Newry Cathedral to discuss Consarc’s remedial works there and how action is required to prepare for the impact of climate change in our cities.

The day will conclude with a BBQ in Marlacoo House, Tandragee, an attractive private Georgian gentleman’s residence with fine views of the surrounding area.

Previous attendee John Geraghty says, “The UAH/IGS summer school is a brilliant programme. It offers students and emerging professionals a wonderful opportunity to learn and to grow their networks in a friendly and informal environment. I have attended several summer school events and can say that I have come away from them richer in knowledge and friendship. Sometimes organisations like the UAH and the IGS can appear intimidating. The summer school opened my eyes that behind the grand facades are warm hearts and a friendly atmosphere. They are an honest opportunity to meet not only your peer group but established professionals and individuals in the world of conservation – and in a way that is not daunting and intimidating. I would highly recommend attending.”

 

Tickets for this study day will go on sale on Monday 9th May on www.ulsterarchitacturalheritage.org.uk/events and www.igs.ie/events/newry-a-city-rediscovered-with-igs-and-uah. Tickets are priced at £15/€20 for Students, £40/€50 for Members and £50/€60 for Non-Members.

 

UAH

Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) works to promote the historic environment, its protection, conservation and heritage-led regeneration for people and communities. Since its formation in 1967, the UAH has established itself as the lead independent voice for the historic built environment across the nine counties of Ulster, a fearless campaigner for historic buildings, a generous resource of information on local architecture and a source of advice on conservation. UAH campaigned successfully for the establishment of an Historic Buildings Council, statutory listing, historic buildings grants and conservation areas. We continue to monitor and make representations relating to planning and policy, and educate and inform through our events, publications and projects.

Events by Ulster Architectural Heritage aim to engage audiences with the historic build environment, its protection, conservation and regeneration. From ‘behind the scenes’ visits, to lectures, tours and trips, we run an annual programme of events. Whether you would like to grow your interest in built heritage, or develop your knowledge further, UAH events cater for a variety of interests in our annual programme, which usually amounts to over 20 events a year.

 

IGS

The Irish Georgian Society is a membership organisation whose purpose is to promote awareness and the protection of Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. These aims are achieved through the activities of its membership and through its conservation and education programmes.

The Society has an international membership of 2,000. Based in Dublin, we have active regional Chapters in Cork, Birr and Limerick and, in the UK, a thriving London Chapter. Our strong United States membership has its headquarters in Chicago and Chapters in Boston, New York and Palm Beach. The benefits of membership include: a twice-yearly magazine; participation in the Society’s events programme; the Society’s annual journal Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies; and free or concessionary access to selected heritage properties in Ireland.

 

For further information please contact UAH Chief Executive Paul Harron [email protected], Errin McElhinney [email protected] or Victoria Sharpe [email protected]

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