november, 2019

14nov8:00 PM14dec10:00 PMIrish Georgian Society hosts a free lecture on Christopher Colles 250th Anniversary

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Irish Georgian Society  host a free lecture on Christopher Colles  250th Anniversary 

Everyone is welcome to this FREE lecture on the planning of Limerick in the 18th century.
Before he left Ireland for America in 1771, Christopher Colles (1739–1816) spent five years in Limerick. During that time he made a map of the city, which included Davis Ducart’s design for a gridded new town. This would become the Georgian new town of Limerick we know today.
To mark the 250th anniversary of the production of this impressive map, Judith Hill will examine Colles’ career in Ireland and America, a career marked by great persistence and talent, but not a great deal of luck. 
Dr Judith Hill is a professional architectural historian with a PhD in architectural history from TCD and a Diploma in Architecture from the RIBA. Among other things, she has written extensively on the architecture of Limerick city.
The lecture will take place in the newly-opened People’s Museum of Limerick at 8 pm on November 14. Entry is FREE. You can book your seat on Eventbrite right now. Irish Georgian Society
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November 14 (Thursday) 8:00 PM - December 14 (Saturday) 10:00 PM

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