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The Desmond Guinness Scholarship Announced

Posted 08/12/2016


Trinity College Postgraduate, Aisling Durkan, received the 2016 Desmond Guinness Scholarship. The award was announced in December through the Irish Georgian Society and presented by Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe from the Desmond Guinness Scholarship committee.

The Award is designed to encourage research into the visual arts of Ireland including the work of Irish architects, artists and craftsmen between 1600-1900 and the committee are particularly interested in seeing research based on original documentary evidence.

Aisling Durkan secured the award with her post graduate research study - Provincial Splendour and Mercantile Ambition: The Drogheda town house in the eighteenth century. A commendation was also given to Dr Fidelma Mullane, a specialist in Irish Vernacular architecture, for her research into traditional and vernacular Irish crafts.

(picture courtesy of Irish Georgian Society)
Left to Right Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe, Aisling Durkan (winner) and Dr Fidelma Mullane (highly commended)

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