• Tuesday , 12 November 2019

The Main Guard Clonmel; Rediscovery, Restoration and the recovery of a town centre

Margaret Quinlan IGS 10th Nov
The Main Guard, Clonmel
Rediscovery, restoration and the recovery of a town centre
Date: Thursday 10 November at 8pm
Venue: No.1 Pery Square, Limerick city

The Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society is proud to present the lecture entitled The Main Guard, Clonmel. Rediscovery, restoration the recovery of a town centre to be given by Margaret Quinlan.  Margaret Quinlan is an architect with a special interest in historic buildings and their conservation. Born and reared in Clonmel, her research into the Main Guard in 1990 led to the rediscovery of the Palatinate courthouse which was subsequently declared a national monument. It was restored by the OPW under her direction and won the 2004 Conservation Award. In 2011, Margaret was awarded the RIAI Triennial Medal for Conservation and Restoration for the project.

The Palatinate courthouse in Clonmel, now known as the Main Guard, was commissioned by James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormond. Built in 1675, it was radically altered and absorbed into early 19th century urban redevelopment. By the 1980‘s, it was empty and endangered. The lecture is the illustrated story of its rediscovery and restoration in the heart of the old town.

All welcome. Entry €5, students free. RIAI Structured CPD – 1 point.

For further information email Chair Ailish Drake/PRO Emma Gilleece at limerickgeorgiansociety@gmail.com

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