23January2018

Townley Hall Open Day

Explore of the architectural and social history of Townley Hall and the work of its architect, Francis Johnston on Sunday 7 June 2015. Townley Hall, built between 1794 and 1798 for Blayney Townley Balfour III. The house is widely considered to be Francis Johnston's domestic masterpiece and has been described as the perfect neo-classical house.

There will be five talks, a Francis Johnston exhibition, guided tours of the house as well as a music event. The speakers are the Very Reverend Robert Townley, Armagh, Professor Mark Bailey, Director Armagh Observatory, Judith Hill MA History of Art (Cantab.), Dip. Arch. (RIBA), Livia Hurley Dip.Arch B.arch Sc MLitt and Mark Price B.Arch MRIAI.

On display will be an exhibition exploring a selection of Francis Johnston's most significant projects through drawings, engravings and archive photographs. The material for the exhibition is drawn from the collections of the Irish Architectural Archive, The National Library of Ireland, The Ulster Museum, The Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland, An Post GPO Museum, The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland as well as the Country Life Photographic Library.

Date: July 6th 2015
Event Address: Townley Hall, Tullyallen, Co. Louth.
Cost of booking:€20.00

Name of booking contact:Stephen Gordon
E-mail of booking contact:info@practicalphilosophy.ie
Website:www.practicalphilosophy.ie/events

Source: The Heritage Council - Townley Hall Open Day