Donough Cahill is the Executive Director of the Irish Georgian Society. Based in Dublin’s old City Assembly House, the Society’s headquarters, he oversees the delivery of its conservation, education and advocacy programmes and works on fundraising and grant giving initiatives with the Society’s US charitable body, IGS Inc., and with trustees of Irish Georgian Society London.
A talk on "Dublin and its Georgian buildings in the long eighteenth-century"
This talk will give an overview of the development and expansion of Dublin during the Georgian period through exploring its great public buildings, aristocratic houses and residential streets and squares. It will consider the role of private estates and public institutions in establishing the shape of the city that survives to the present day and will look at landmark structures that continue to define its civic character. The talk will encompass the residential squares on the north and south sides of the city and consider public buildings and spaces from the Trinity College to the Phoenix Park.