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From Classical to Curious

ANON; Headfort, County Meath; Lloyd’s Tower. c.1790
Unexecuted design for the tower, a monument built by the first Lord Headfort, later Earl of Bective, to commemorate his father


Tuesdays to Fridays
from 10:00 to 17:00,
Irish Architectural Archive,
45 Merrion Sq,
Dublin 2 

An exhibition of drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive’s Guinness Collection.

The core of the collection relates to architectural projects undertaken in the mid- to late-eighteenth century by various members of the FitzGerald family, Earls of Kildare and later Dukes of Leinster. Included are works by Isaac Ware, Thomas Ivory and Thomas Owen. Particularly noteworthy are the original drawings by Richard Castle for Leinster House in Dublin.

The Guinness Collection remains one of the most important bodies of architectural drawings relating to Ireland. It was acquired from Desmond Guinness by the Irish Architectural Archive in 1996 through the generosity of the Bank of Ireland Group and with the help of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

From Classical to Curious is NOT an IAF event and is delivered by the Irish Architectural Archive for more information please visit this website.