William Montgomery has a life-long interest in the artistic heritage and history of Ireland. His family have been living at Grey Abbey in Co. Down since 1606.
The present house, built in 1762, is the third to be built by the family on the site overlooking Strangford Lough, and is considered to be one of the finest Georgian country houses in Ireland. The house and grounds,which include notable gardens, can be viewed by appointment. For further details, please visit www.greyabbeyhouse.com
|Grey Abbey House||Grey Abbey Demesne (C18th. anon.)|
| Since 1982, William Montgomery has represented Sotheby's in Northern Ireland and Ireland from his office in Grey Abbey. Clients may call by appointment for advice on buying and selling antiques, and home visits can also be arranged.
Since 1986, he has advised clients on the purchase and sale of historic and architecturally-important properties in Ireland, the UK and Europe. William Montgomery travels throughout the whole of Ireland in the course of this work.
|William Montgomery holds a number of public-service appointments:|
|1980 : Senior Trustee of The Gibson Trust.
(this charitable trust distributes funds to agricultural causes in Northern Ireland and supports a chair of rural
economy at Queen's University, Belfast): www.gibsontrust.org
1985 : Trustee of the Church of Ireland.
1985 > 2009 : Trustee of the Ulster Historical Foundation.
1985 : Liveryman of The Goldsmiths' Company, London (and a member of their Charity Committee).
1988 > 1998 : Director and then Chairman of Opera Northern Ireland.
1995 > 2006 : Governor of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.
2000 : Chairman of The Weston Park Foundation, Shropshire: www.weston-park.com
2001 : Trustee of the Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland.
2003 : Member of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
2003 > 2011 : Member of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Chairman of Acquisitions Committee.
2007 > 2012 : Council Member of Camerata Ireland (fostering orchestral playing throughout Ireland and Europe).
2011 : Chairman of Hillsborough Castle Working Group.
|Weston Park, Shropshire|