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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.
New LIVE online seminars - now booking
In light of the Irish Government's recommendations for social gathering, our courses and seminars have now moved online for summer/autumn 2020. We have aimed to tailor topics and speakers that are suitable for online dissemination, using visual presentations to demonstrate ideas and case studies related to conservation.
We hope you will find the online seminars - which we have aimed to keep live - informative, engaging and enjoyable, and that the reduced pricing structure is acceptable for 'virtual' events compared with our usual venue-based ones. All feedback and suggestions are more than welcome.
Many thanks for your support during this time and best wishes to all of our friends, supporters and event attendees.
JULY 2020 - ONLINE SEMINARS
Two live webinars are now booking, led by leading Glasgow-based buildings conservator and educator, Darren McClean:
HISTORIC FLOOR SURFACES
Approaches to Repair, Cleaning and Conservation
Tuesday 28th July 2020
Morning Webinar via Zoom
Understanding Materials & Finishes - Practical Approaches to Conservation
Thursday 30th July 2020
Morning Webinar via Zoom
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...
Project 18Ormond - The Story So Far
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.
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.