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The Pugin Society is coming to Ireland:

Wed 20–Mon 25 May: Pugin in Ireland – the not to be missed definitive tour

At long last the Pugin Society is going to Ireland for what promises to be the definite tour of Pugin’s work in Ireland. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The tour has been devised by the distinguished architectural historian Professor Alistair Rowan and will be led jointly by him and Dr Rory O’Donnell of English Heritage. We will visit almost all of A.W.N.Pugin’s major works in Ireland, together with a number of important buildings by his son Edward Pugin and his son-in-law George Ashlin. Visits will be made to other Irish buildings to set the work of Pugin in its context including John Henry Newman’s University Church in St.Stephen’s Green, Dublin, the twin churches in Wexford, University College Cork, the Dominican Church, Popes Quay, Cork, Lismore Castle and Muckross House. We will stay for two nights in Dublin and three in Cork.

Wednesday 20 May: The tour starts at 5.00 with a walking tour of the centre of Dublin including Deane and Woodward’s Museum in Trinity College and Hungerford Pollen’s University Church on St Stephen’s Green.
Thursday 21 May: Maynooth College, Glasnevin cemetery, Rathfarnham Convent, Pugin & Ashlin at St Thomas’ church, J.J.McCarthy at St Saviours, Ashlin’s house at Killiney.
Friday 22 May: Tour of Pugin in the south-east including St Michael’s Gorey, St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Tagoat Church and St Peter’s College and the twin churches in Wexford. The day ends with a drive to Cork.
Saturday 23 May: Walk around Cork seeing, among other things, Deane’s University College, William Burges’ St Finbarre’s Cathedral and Pugin and Ashlin’s St Peter’s and St Paul’s. Afternoon bus trip including Pugin and Ashlin’s Cobh Cathedral, Midletown parish church, Lismore Castle and Cathedral, Youghal town and Cloyne Cathedral.
Sunday 24 May: Bus tour to Killarney Cathedral, Muckross House and Abbey and scenic Co. Kerry.
Monday 25May: morning in Cork, followed by departure from Cork airport.

Hotels: We will be staying in comfortable central hotels, The Mespil, Dublin, and Lancaster Lodge in Cork. If you are single and would like to share, please contact Julia Twigg.

Travel to Ireland: Flights are not included but Ryanair flies to both Dublin and Cork. Please note that the tour starts in Dublin and finishes in Cork.

Cost: Single 695 Euros: Double 525 Euros per person. Please note that the tour is priced in Euros not pounds because of uncertainties over the exchange rate. With luck it will move in our favour. We are asking people to send a deposit of £150 to secure a place. The remaining sum will be due two weeks before the tour.

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