Re: Re: Source Arts Centre, Thurles

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For balance:

http://www.riai.ie/gallery.html?type=gold

Of the 19 listed on the RIAI site (link above), this is the breakdown-

1 Northern Ireland (Belfast)
2 Dublin City
6 RoI non-Dublin (incl 4 of the last 6- and split 4 urban, 2 rural)
10 Dublin County (split 8 southside, 2 northside [approx])

A jaundiced eye might surmise that the 1970s and 1980s were the decades of southside suburban awards and the 1990s was the decade of rural rebalancing- the RIAI ‘outreach’ programme? šŸ™‚

One other thing- was the Gold Medal not given in 1935-1937 or 1986-1988? If not, does anyone know why? If memory serves, the RIAI is not obliged to award the medal if it deems no building to be of sufficient merit- was this the case?

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