Welcome to the Dublin Civic Trust website
Dublin is a vibrant, historic capital city with a wealth of architectural heritage. From great Norman cathedrals and gracious Georgian streets and squares, to charming commercial thoroughfares of Victorian retail buildings, the city exhibits an extraordinary variety in its period building stock which lends it a distinctive character.
These buildings are a precious and finite resource, which hold cultural significance in an ever-changing world as examples of traditional design and craftsmanship that have stood the test of time. As observed by Patrick Fagan in The Second City, A Portrait of Dublin 1700-1760, "no historical period exists in a vacuum; Dublin was moulded and influenced by what preceded it, and it in turn had its effect on subsequent periods". Presently, there is a greater and growing awareness amongst citizens and officials of our cultural past to which we are inextricably linked.
It is the objective of Dublin Civic Trust to retain the grain and readability of the city by conserving and encouraging sensitive reuse of period buildings, while supporting excellence in new design that enriches and complements the historic environment. We promote the concept of a living, breathing historic city with a vibrant residential population that is an attractive place to live, work and visit, and serves as a proud and fitting showcase of Ireland to the world.
Explore our website and find out about the innovation projects and policy work we have been undertaking to realise a more beautiful and vibrant city. Sign up for our free newsletter or find us on social media sites so that we can keep you up to date on our activities and events. And please consider supporting our ongoing work by becoming a Friend of the Trust.
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