Archive: A Tour of Francis St., the National College of Art & Design and Tailor’s Hall

Date: Monday 13 January 2014

We have a geographically compact but artistically diverse tour to offer you on our first outing of 2014. Several of the most prominent antique dealers on Francis St. have kindly agreed to give us a personal tour of their finest wares, from Ormolu timepieces to Art Deco furniture. We will follow this with a behind the scenes tour of the National College of Art and Design. We have been afforded the rare opportunity of a peek behind the scenes into their workshops. After a light lunch in the Cross Gallery, we will be given a tour of Dublin’s oldest surviving guildhall, the beautifully proportioned Tailor’s Hall, built in 1703 and currently under the stewardship of An Taisce. It retains much of its original decorative interior including a fine staircase and several marble chimneypieces.

We will assemble in the Bite of Life Café at 55 Patrick Street at 10.15. The only cost will be lunch in the Cross Gallery Café, which is at your discretion.

We would appreciate if members could please notify us if they intend coming along. Cancellations must be notified two days in advance of the event unless exceptional circumstances prevail, so that other members may attend. Please wear flat shoes for a comfortable walk.

To reserve a place contact Erica at conservator@idfas.com (086 0333 756) or Seana at membership@idfas.com (087 669 8236).