Archive: Object Identification: Part II, Photographing Objects

Object Identification: Part II, Photographing Objects Date: Saturday 16 November 2013, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Venue: Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin 2 When it comes to identifying objects, a photograph is said to be worth a thousand words. In reality, the amount of information communicated by a photograph depends to a large extent on the…

Archive: The Irish Times: New Fine-Arts Society in Cork

Following last year’s establishment of the Irish Decorative and Fine Arts Society (IDFAS), a Cork branch, the Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society (CDFAS) will be formally launched this week. The Lord Mayor of Cork City, Cllr Catherine Clancy will do the honours on Thursday in the Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street. The subject of…


Archive: Object Identification: Part I, The Catalogue

Object Identification: Part I, The Catalogue FULLY BOOKED Date: Saturday 2 November 2013,10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Philip Sheppard Venue: Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin 2 One of a two-part lecture series, it will introduce members to a descriptive standard that facilitates the documentation of cultural property. Object Identification is an international standard for describing cultural…


Archive: Christ Church Cathedral Crypt Table Quiz

Challenge your grey cells and enjoy a fun evening with our arts and general knowledge table quiz in the very special setting of the Christ Church Cathedral crypt. Our aim is to raise funds to equip our dedicated team of Heritage Volunteers with the tools needed to record and conserve our historic church interiors. Expect…


Archive: Heritage Week 2013

Many thanks to the small army of heritage volunteers who generously gave of their time and energy to help in the recording of St. Werburgh’s Church memorials and graffiti and in hanging new red velvet curtains to restore some of the former glory of the Viceregal Pew.


Archive: A Guided Tour of Howth Castle

Howth Castle is the private residence of the Gaisford-St Lawrence family. The house is not normally open to the public, but the family recognises that there is an understandable interest in it and its contents. The castle has its origins in medieval times. In 1177 Almeric, the first Lord of Howth, came to Ireland with…


Archive: Inaugural Lecture, 27 September, 2012

The inaugural lecture of IDFAS was delivered by Dr. Toby Barnard of Oxford University at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club on Thursday 27th September. The society was formally launched by Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The inaugural lecture was attended by the society’s joint-Presidents, Lord and Lady Rosse.