Actor Jeremy Irons to give presentation at Limerick’s Hunt Museum

Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons will be speaking at the Hunt Museum this weekend.

Actor Jeremy Irons to give presentation at Limerick’s Hunt Museum

His presentation, entitled 'Kilcoe Castle: a personal restoration tale' will focus on his property in West Cork and the restoration of his Irish Tower house.

The Academy Award-winning actor completes a comprehensive line-up of speakers highlighting Limerick's historic buildings and streets.

Project manager for the Regeneration Project Seamus Hanrahan described the event as a key showcase event for Limerick's built heritage.

He said: "While the focus is on the Georgian City, the programme of events is broad, ranging from talks on the archaeological heritage of King’s Island to the refurbishment of 1930s social housing and should appeal to a wide audience."

The event will be opened by Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.

It will also feature over two dozen craftspeople demonstrating key traditional building skills needed for the conservation of old buildings and a walking tour of Georgian Limerick.

President of the Irish Georgian Society Patrick Guinness explained the significance of the exhibition saying it presented a 'unique opportunity' to view disciplines necessary for conservation.

Limerick City’s Georgian Buildings & Streets takes place at The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick City, on Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May. For more visit www.limerick.ie or www.igs.ie

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