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Our exciting new building restoration project at 18 Ormond Quay Upper is now well underway. One of the most transformative initiatives of its kind in the city, we need your support to help it continue.

Energy Efficiency Improvements for Traditionally Constructed Buildings

Half-day Webinar

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Thursday 29th October 2020
09:30 - 13:40

Our latest half-day seminar is led by Dr Moses Jenkins of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) who will explore practical solutions for improving energy efficiency in traditional and historic buildings. This growing area of energy performance is vital in the context of global climate change and the pressing need to undertake widespread thermal upgrading of our historic building stock, which has been the focus of extensive research by by HES over the past 15 years.

HES has been an international leader in developing best practice solutions for thermal upgrading of historic buildings and has informed policy guidance in many countries across Europe, including in Ireland. Dr Moses Jenkins has led much of this work and is  respected internationally for the breadth of his expertise and clear communication of the subject. This half-day seminar, offering 4 CPD points, provides a rare opportunity in Ireland to engage with his expert knowledge.


Project 18Ormond Updates

Decoration of the upper floor rooms in 18 Ormond Quay is well advanced, the walls now dressed in authentic Irish wallpapers recreated by leading wallpaper expert and manufacturer, David Skinner. Take a chance to view the completed rooms for yourself...




Conserve your Building

Dublin's historic buildings are a unique resource that shapes the identity of the city. 

Discover more about building conservation, origins of architectural styles and materials, and how to approach your own conservation project.


Irish Period Houses - The Definitive Reference Manual

Dublin Civic Trust's flagship publication Irish Period Houses - A Conservation Guidance Manual is the must-have reference tool for building conservation in Ireland.

Newly rewritten and published for 2016 by the original author, chartered conservation surveyor Frank Keohane, Irish Period Houses provides invaluable information for the homeowner and building professional into the design of traditional houses, their construction materials and decorative elements, and expert guidance on how they can be repaired and enhanced with best conservation practice. It is the definitive reference guide for custodians of most period buildings in Ireland and for anyone considering taking on a building conservation project.


Project 18Ormond - The Story So Far 



The Identification and Reuse of Traditional 17th & 18th-Century Urban Buildings

One Day Symposium

6th December 2019



This one-day symposium organised by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, showcases the diverse richness of Ireland's pre-Georgian and early Georgian built heritage in our towns and cities. A host of expert speakers will shine a light on all aspects of early building construction, from timber and masonry materials, to roof typologies and architectural joinery. The aim of the event is to involve more people and communities in recognition and preservation of early urban buildings in our historic cities and towns, raise levels of awareness, and seek innovative and creative schemes for contemporary living.


Extract from early 1700s perpective of College Green

Extract from early 1700s perpective of College Green