Wallpaper History Society


  • Historic Wallpapers of Ireland – Study Tour to Dublin

    Wednesday 18th – Sunday 22nd March 2015 

    Discover the wealth of eighteenth and nineteenth century wallpapers in Ireland, from Dublin to County Kildare. 

    Coinciding with the publication of his comprehensive and enlightening book ‘Wallpaper in Ireland 1700-1900’, wallpaper historian and maker David Skinner, will take us on a privileged access tour through public and private buildings.

    Dublin and its surrounding area is rich in examples of historic wallpaper usage, from the Palladian mansions of Georgian Ireland’s elite to the tenement slums of Victorian and Edwardian Dublin. Highlights will include well-known survivals such as the Chinese Room at Carton and the Print Room at Castletown, along with lesser-known gems such as the Etruscan Print Room at Clongowes Wood. Also included will be a half-day walking tour of Dublin’s Henrietta Street, dating from the 1720s, with visits to several buildings in varying stages of conservation, where historic wallpapers have been found. Outside Dublin, the group will visit William Chambers’ neoclassical Casino at Marino and Newbridge House, County Dublin, with its perfectly preserved Regency saloon. As well as these planned excursions, there will be time for individual exploration of some of Dublin’s many other attractions.

     If you are interested in joining the trip please request a booking form from Joanne Powell:  moatbarnjo@btinternet.com  . The cost of the trip based on two sharing a hotel room is Euro 330 (approx. £260) per person, and based on single room occupancy  is Euro 510 (approx. £400) per person. This includes four nights B&B accommodation at Jurys Inn, Parnell Street, Dublin, travel on two days to properties outside Dublin, and entry fees. This does not include travel to Dublin, other meals and expenses.

     Due to the nature of the tour and properties being visited there are only a limited number of places available.  Book now to avoid disappointment, forms and a £100 deposit for each booking must be received by 2nd December.  Early booking of flights is recommended once the details of the trip have been confirmed at the WHS AGM on 2nd December. 

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