Dublin Squares Conference 2013

Posted: 30/8/2013

DUBLIN SQUARES CONFERENCE 2013 - Maximising the city’s Georgian heritage.

DUBLIN CIVIC TRUST is pleased to announce a major one-day conference assessing
the role and significance, past, present and future, of the historic squares of Dublin.
Placing a special emphasis on the north Georgian area of the city in association with The Mountjoy
Square Society, this major symposium will be hosted in the magnificent environment of the former
ballroom of the Assembly Rooms of the Rotunda Hospital on Parnell Square.

Conference Theme

DUBLIN’S five major historic squares are emblematic of the city’s internationally renowned eighteenth-century heritage, synonymous with Enlightenment principles of urban planning, ordered street architecture and classically inspired park and garden design. The square has ancient roots in Greek and Roman civilisations, and later in the Renaissance civic planning of continental Europe, however it is the local, vernacular interpretation of the urban square in the Dublin context, and the social and economic dynamics that forged it, that lend these surviving built and natural landscapes a unique interest in the modern world.

You can find details about the conference and a full pdf programme by clicking here!

Click here to go to Dublin Civic Trust web site.

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