Merrion Square Open Day 2016
As part of the celebration of National Heritage Week, NUI is taking part in Merrion Square Open Day and will open its doors to the public on Saturday 27 August from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Beidh fáilte roimh chách ag Ollscoil na hÉireann, 49 Cearnóg Mhuirfean ar an 27 Lúnasa do Lá Oscailte Chearnóg Mhuirfean 2016. Beidh eolas ar fáil trí Ghaeilge faoin Ollscoil, faoin bhfoirgneamh agus faoi na múrphictiúir óna 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Cuir ceist ar bhall foirne ar an lá más maith leat labhairt le ball dínn le Gaeilge agus tú istigh.
49 Merrion Square is a listed Georgian building. What is known about the house is that it was built by George Kent some time between the 1790s and 1814. The house was leased in 1818 by Sir Robert Way Harty, who was later elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. He is generally credited with having commissioned the mural paintings, which are such an important feature of the house. Christine Casey, in her authoritative study Dublin: The City within the Grand and Royal Canals and the Circular Road with the Phoenix Park comments that ‘these are the most ambitious c19 painted interiors in Dublin’.
The murals completely cover the walls from the dado upwards with the mural or murals on each wall being set in illusionistic wooden frames. More