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Baskerville Society: Georgian Dublin

27th March 2014

Georgian Dublin

The Baskerville Society is delighted to announce that its main event in 2014 will be a trip to the beautiful and vibrant city of Georgian Dublin. We are grateful to Society member ANNE BRADY and colleagues in institutions around the city for inviting us and for all their hard work in making this event possible. We hope you will be tempted to join in the fun!


Cost: £125 per person, which includes entry to all venues,guides, and all transport between locations.This does not include cost of accommodation,meals or travel to and from Dublin.

Times: The trip will commence around 1400 on Thursday27 March 2014 and will finish around 1700 on Saturday29 March 2014.

Booking: Bookings and payment can be made online HERE. If you prefer to pay be cheque, please contact Ben Waddington, Events Secretary.

Accommodation: We recommend the following accommodation:Trinity LodgeIrish Landmark Trust. Alternative accommodation can be found at Visit Dublin.

More information: If you have any questions or if you require moreinformation about this event, please contact Ben Waddington, Events Secretary.


Thursday 27 March

 Guinness Storehouse A journey into the heart of the world famous Guinness brandand company and a visit to the archives to view the classicGuinness adverts and epic campaigns.

Distillers Press A private tour of the Letterpress Print Workshop in the Departmentof Visual Communication at the National College of Art & Design:the only working letterpress facility in third level education in Ireland. 

Friday 28 March

Long Room, Trinity College Trinity College Library dates back to 1592 and is the largest libraryin Ireland. Today it has five million printed volumes with extensivecollections of journals, manuscripts, maps and music and includessome rare Baskerville bindings. 

National Print Museum National Print MuseumNational Print Museum collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interpretsand makes accessible the material evidence of the craft of printing and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland. The visit will include a meeting with is organising a special tour for the Society and also a hands on letterpress workshop for the group. The visit will be followed by drinks at one of the oldest of Dublin’s pubs. 

Saturday 29 March

 Number Twenty-nine Number Twenty Nine is Dublin’s Georgian Museum. Visitors takea guided tour from the basement to the attic, through rooms whichhave been furnished with original artefacts as they would have beenin the years 1790 to 1820.

Castletown When it was built in the 1720s, Castletown set a radical precedentand is an extraordinary part of Ireland’s cultural inheritance.Castletown is Ireland’s earliest and finest Palladian house of great historicsignificance and after a five-year restoration project, its eighteenthcentury landscape garden has just been restored to its former glory.