Applications are invited for the Ronald McDonnell bursary.
The Ronald McDonnell Bursary is awarded every September. The Bursary was founded by Ronald and Doreen McDonnell. Ronnie McDonnell was a highly important dealer in Dublin from the 1950′s onwards, 4th generation, he had a magnificent shop in Kildare Street. They specialised in 18th Century Irish furniture, rare objects and the shop had an international reputation. He was the founding President of the Irish Antique Dealers Assocation. After retirement Mealy’s sold the contents of their shop and home in a spectacular sale in the late 1980′s at the Royal Hospital Kilmanham.
Since the foundation of the Bursary, it has been awarded to a gilder, bookbinder, textile restorer, paper conservator, and ceramic & related materials restorers.
Previous recipients are: