Exhibition Launch - 21st Century Liffey: A Boulevard of Rooms + Corridors
Following their successfully received Connector + Divider exhibition last year, urban designers and planners Fergus Browne and David Jordan return to showcase and launch the vision stage of their project, 21st Century Liffey: A Boulevard of Rooms + Corridors.
Central Bank Competition and Exhibition Launch
DOCOMOMO Ireland invites you to the opening of the Central Bank in the 21st Century competition awards and exhibition at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 on Thursday 4th April 2013 at 6.30pm
Redesign of Cork Hill demands highest level of design consideration
ASKING the average Dubliner for directions to Cork Hill typically elicits a bout of head-scratching, followed by vague suggestions of the route out by The Coombe or a hasty deferral to any other unfortunate who happens to stand nearby. Yet, ask for the entrance to Dublin Castle, and the iconic sweep of road setts and steep gradient approaching the complex’s Victorian entrance gates immediately springs to mind.
INTBAU Conference, London
Dublin Civic Trust recently took part in a series of seminars, lectures and an exhibition run by the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanisim (INTBAU) in London.
Trust President, Professor Kevin B. Nowlan, dies aged 91
It is with deep sadness that the Board of Dublin Civic Trust announces the passing of its President, Professor Kevin. B. Nowlan, who was 91.
City Intersections Debate: Smithfield - What do we do now?
City Intersections is back for 2013 with its January session this coming Tuesday in the Little Green Café. This time, the discussion is about Smithfield.
New Report on South William Street Area
Dublin Civic Trust has launched a new report promoting the enhancement of the commercial, cultural and architectural qualities of the South William Street Area of Dublin 2.
Aungier Street Historical Walking Tours
Join us as we explore the archaeology and architecture of the former Aungier estate on two walking tours on Wednesday 5th and Friday 9th November at 12 noon, meeting at the dublinbikes station on Golden Lane.
Dublin Civic Trust Open for Culture Night 2012
The Trust is delighted to participate for the third year running in Culture Night 2012 on September 21st. From 5.00pm until 9.30pm we will open our entire late Georgian merchant town house and shop at Number 4 Castle Street to the public, with access to all floors from shop to garret!
Historic Street Lighting - A Model for Dublin
A successful retrofitting of historic street lights with energy-efficient LEDs has been recently undertaken in the centre of the German city of Leipzig. The innovative project was spearheaded by Braun Lighting Solutions of Berlin and solid-state lighting experts Future Lighting Solutions, with the aim of renovating and making more efficient the host of historic Schinkel gas lamps that have been a feature of the historic city centre of Leipzig since the nineteenth century.
Dublin Garden Squares Day - Saturday 23rd June 2012
Dublin Civic Trust is delighted to announce details of the third Dublin Garden Squares Day to take place on Saturday 23rd June.
Public Lecture: Irish Architectural History: Controversies, rewrite and gaps to be bridged
This evening lecture will be delivered by Dr. Rolf Loeber in the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland at 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 on Thursday 31st May from 19.30 - 21.00. Booking is not required.
New Exhibition - XXI Century Liffey
An exhibition of a dynamic new study of the River Liffey and its role in the city opens in Darcspace, North Great George's Street, Dublin 1 on Thursday 3rd May at 6.30pm.
Thomas Street Study Launched
Regeneration proposals for historic Thomas Street in the centre of Dublin’s Liberties have been put forward in a new study by Dublin Civic Trust, being launched on Tuesday 17th May 2012 by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague, in the National College of Art and Design in the centre of Thomas Street.
CPD Conservation Seminar with John Addison
Dublin Civic Trust has announced its first CPD conservation seminar for May 2012 with leading Scottish structural engineer John Addison.
Pair of Early 18th Century Houses Destroyed by Fire
A pair of early eighteenth-century houses on Benburb Street in Dublin 7 were gutted by fire on St. Patrick’s Day.
Mountjoy Square ACA Submission Deadline Approaches
The process of designating Mountjoy Square in Dublin 1 as an Architectural Conservation Area is currently underway by Dublin City Council. A draft edition of the document has been published and is now out to public consultation – it can viewed here.
Trust Welcomes National Children's Hospital Decision
Dublin Civic Trust welcomes the decision of An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission for the proposed National Children’s Hospital at the Mater site in Dublin 1. While the resulting delay in the drive to improve conditions and services to Ireland’s sick children is sorely regrettable, equally, the decision must also be viewed from a broader planning, environmental and architectural heritage perspective. These are important matters that are affected for generations to come by such a major proposal, as much as the clinical decisions made now for children into the future.
Urban Visions by Dublin Civic Trust
Over the past two years Dublin Civic Trust has been developing a series of policy documents intended to generate debate and action to revitalise and improve the city centre and key historic streets to realise our vision of Dublin as a beautiful and vibrant capital city. These policies build on the 20 years of research and advocacy which the Trust has undertaken to recognise and protect the architectural heritage of our city.
Trust Submission on Draft Public Realm Strategy
Dublin City Council's Draft Dublin City Public Realm Strategy, entitled Your City, Your Space, is currently out to public consultation. The Council is looking for citizens' and stakeholders' views on the document, which aims to provide an overarching framework for the integrated planning and management of the public realm of the city within the canals. Submissions are invited up to the closing date of Wednesday, January 25th. The document can be viewed online here.
Happy Christmas from Dublin Civic Trust
The staff of Dublin Civic Trust wishes all our Friends, associates, customers and supporters the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
See Dublin on Foot - App for iPhone Launched
VISITORS coming to Dublin to sample the delights of its history and architecture will now be able to avail of a new App for iPhone, developed by Dublin Civic Trust. See Dublin on Foot – App for iPhone takes the Trust’s hugely successful guide book to the city’s marvellous built heritage and converts it to a stunning new app, offering users historical information on hundreds of city centre buildings and places across six themed areas.
Launch of Parnell Street East Exhibition
A new exhibition of Dublin Civic Trust's report Parnell Street East: A Vision for an Historic City Centre Street was launched on Thursday evening November 3rd by Dublin City Architect, Ali Grehan.
Trust President Kevin B. Nowlan Celebrates 90th Birthday
THE STAFF of Dublin Civic Trust wishes our Honorary President, Kevin B. Nowlan, every warm wish on his 90th birthday. A tireless and indefatigable campaigner for the protection of our architectural heritage, he has been to the fore in engendering a wider appreciation of historic buildings and sites for over half a century.
Report Launched on Parnell Street East Rejuvenation
DUTCH BILLYS: A Hidden Building Tradition
Dublin’s hidden tradition of gabled street architecture will be vividly brought to life at a unique one day conference organised by Dublin Civic Trust in the magnificent surroundings of the House of Lords of the Bank of Ireland, College Green, on Wednesday 12th October.
Father Browne at Home
Dublin Civic Trust is pleased to announce a new exhibition at Number 4 Castle Street featuring a collection of personal photographs by Father Frank Browne.
Culture Night 2011
Dublin Civic Trust invites you to visit historic Number 4 Castle Street between 5pm and 10pm this evening to celebrate Culture Night. Visitors will be welcome to browse around this beautiful merchant's townhouse, built around 1830, and the last remaining Georgian period house on Castle Street.
No. 4 Castle Street Closed for Refurbishment
Please note that the exhibition room and shop of No. 4 Castle Street will be closed until Wednesday 21st September for refurbishment.
Coming Soon to 4 Castle Street
Autumn is an exciting time for anyone interested in experiencing the built heritage and diverse culture of the city. This year Dublin Civic Trust is delighted to be participating in two stalwart events of the city's cultural calendar - Culture Night on 23rd September, which continues to grow from strength to strength with each year, and Open House Dublin, Ireland's biggest architectural festival taking place from 7th to 9th October.
Dublin Garden Squares Day 2011
The Trust was so pleased with the success of the second annual Dublin Garden Squares Day on Saturday. Even the typically unreliable Irish summer weather failed to dampen spirits! Our thanks to all who gave their time freely to help organise and man the event and thanks also to the many people who participated on the day and took the opportunity to rediscover these gems of our capital.
Dublin Garden Squares Day 2011
Only a few days to go until Dublin Garden Squares Day on 27th August. Find details of all the events taking place here click to download . All events are free.
Major New Study on Parnell Street East
Dublin Civic Trust has just completed its latest urban vision study focusing on one of Dublin’s more forgotten secondary commercial streets: Parnell Street East. This section of the street which runs from O’Connell Street to Gardiner Street first developed in the mid 1700s as part of the wider development of the Gardiner Estate in the north city. However, the origins of the street lie further back in time as a medieval road connecting the lands of St. Mary’s Abbey to the village of Ballybough and the coast.
Dublin Garden Squares Day - 27th August 2011
CPD Event: Structural Repair of Historic Buildings - 20th September 2011
This full-day seminar will be held in the premises of Dublin Civic Trust on Castle Street, Dublin 2. The highly stimulating day of lectures will be delivered by the leading former Chief Engineer with English Heritage, Ian Hume, featuring conservation philosophy, best practice technical advice on structural interventions, numerous case studies and much more. Please download the programme from our website www.dublincivictrust.ie for more details.
Upcoming Events this Summer at Dublin Civic Trust
Dublin Civic Trust is pleased to announce that our hugely successful Dublin’s Garden Squares Day will take place again this year on Saturday 27th August. Last year’s inaugural event was attended by hundreds of Dubliners anxious to experience a fun and family friendly day out in Dublin’s five great Georgian Squares – Parnell and Mountjoy Squares on the north city and Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares and St Stephen’s Green in the south city. Details of the 2011 event will be posted shortly on our website.
Dublin Castle - Irish Times letter published
A letter by Dublin Civic Trust about the historical resonances of the impending visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland in May has just been published by The Irish Times.
Parnell Street Oriental Quarter - Evening Herald
Working with Lime Seminar
The Building Limes Forum of Ireland in conjunction with Sligo County Council and the Sligo Heritage Forum are organising a full day seminar on working with and repairing traditional lime on Friday 29th April 2011 at Temple House, Ballinacarrow, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
Plans Revealed for Redesign of National Concert Hall
Designs have been published by two leading Danish architectural practices for the redevelopment of the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Irish Landmark Trust Raffle
The Irish Landmark Trust is hosting a raffle to raise funds for its next two restoration projects: Goggin Cottage in Co. Limerick and Cromwell Point Lightkeeper’s House. The Trust continues to work to save interesting and unusual 'landmark' properties throughout the whole of Ireland and to re-use them, once restored, as quality self catering holiday accommodation.
Turning the city green!
The term 'greening the city' holds a strong resonance for many who live and work in Dublin. However the phrase took on quite a different meaning over the past week as many of Dublin’s architectural landmarks and historic buildings were illuminated in green for the first time as part of St. Patrick’s Festival 2011. Hundreds of sheets of green gels were used to create a festive atmosphere across the city, as familiar sights transformed themselves after dark into eye-catching themed icons.
Lecture on Preservation of Georgian Dublin in the 20th Century
The preservation of Georgian Dublin and the making of modern Ireland 1958-1971
Death of Liberty Hall Architect
It is with regret the Trust marks the passing of one of the most prominent architects of mid-20th century Dublin and designer of arguably its most famous modern building – Desmond Rea O’Kelly, architect of Liberty Hall. Mr O’Kelly, who was in his 80s, died peacefully in a nursing home on the 17th of February after a long illness. He is pictured below at the launch of the Trust's photographic exhibition on Dublin's 20th century commercial architecture by Stephen Farrell in 2004.
Dublin Civic Trust Youtube Channel Launched
The Trust has launched a new online video channel this January!
Happy Christmas from Dublin Civic Trust
The staff of Dublin Civic Trust wishes all our members, associates, customers and supporters the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
New Conservation Guidance Manuals Launched
The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government recently launched its latest conservation guidance manuals on the topics of Roofs, Ruins and Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings.
Dublin Civic Trust CPD Courses – November 2010
The Trust is running two one-day seminars in November of relevance to built environment professionals and interested members of the public.
Thousands turn out for Culture Night 2010
Dublin Civic Trust was overwhelmed with interest from the public on the evening of Culture Night 2010. Approximately 2000 people poured through the doors of our townhouse and shop at Number 4 Castle Street in a constant stream from 5pm until close at 10pm.
Dublin Civic Trust Open for Culture Night, 24th September 2010
Dublin Civic Trust's historic townhouse, shop and exhibition shall be open for Culture Night 2010!
Dublin Garden Squares Day – A Great Success!
Dublin Civic Trust would like to thank all of those who made the inaugural Dublin Garden Squares Day on Saturday 3rd July such a marvellous success. Hundreds of people took part in botanical, landscape and architectural tours, from Parnell Square to St. Stephen’s Green, while many more enjoyed the festivities held in Merrion Square, Mountjoy Square and the Green.
Dublin Garden Squares Day - Saturday 3rd July
Dublin Civic Trust is delighted to announce the first ever Dublin Garden Squares Day, a celebration of the glory of Dublin’s Georgian garden squares.
Enjoy walking tours, live performance, stalls and children’s events in a fun family day out for all. Walk or cycle between the squares and discover the history of these magnificent urban gardens, their plants and wildlife, the people who once used them and the historic buildings that embrace them.
Update: St. Stephen's Green tour leaves from Fusiliers' Arch entrance to the Green at the top of Grafton Street at 2pm