Heritage News


GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is opening the annual grants scheme to GLAS participants for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and other related structures. Only farmers approved in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) are eligible to apply.  The principal objective of this scheme is to ensure that traditional farm buildings and other related...

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s Historic Houses Course – Autumn 2017

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s Historic Houses Course – Autumn 2017

The Irish Georgian Society, in association with Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council, has assembled a team of leading conservation experts to deliver a course on the understanding, care and repair of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s period and traditionally built houses.  Talks will explain protected structure policy and legislation, the importance of preventative maintenance, the benefits of using lime, the correct care of historic ironwork, decorative plasterwork, bricks,...

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OPW seeks permission for €8m Leinster House refurb

OPW seeks permission for €8m Leinster House refurb

Plans for the refurbishment of Leinster House, and the temporary relocation of the Seanad to the neighbouring National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, have been submitted to Dublin City Council. Plans to refurbish Leinster House, including the replacement of old electric wiring, understood to pose a potential fire risk, were put forward almost a decade ago The Office of Public Works has made two separate...

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Irish Georgian Society: Conservation without Frontiers Summer School: North-West Ulster, 7-10 June 2017

Irish Georgian Society: Conservation without Frontiers Summer School: North-West Ulster, 7-10 June 2017

The UAHS and IGS Cross-Border Summer School is back for 2017. Once again, this special event brings together students, experts and enthusiasts to explore, discuss, debate and enjoy issues relating to our shared Irish heritage in the context of Derry City & Strabane and Donegal. The event will focus on conservation and heritage led regeneration in the built environment of North West Ulster. There will...

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Realising our Rural Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development

Realising our Rural Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development

The Action Plan for Rural Development was launched on Monday 23rd January 2017 by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD. The Action Plan is the first ever whole-of-government strategy aimed at delivering real change for people living and working in rural Ireland. The Plan contains 276 actions across five key pillars, all of which aim to...

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New article from the Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research

New article from the Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research

Abstract There is increasing evidence that current mainstream guidance for assessing moisture risk of insulation retrofits in Ireland and the UK is unsuitable for traditional solidwalled buildings. This guidance is still based on simplified hygrothermal risk assessment methods, despite the availability of more advanced numerical software for two decades and a relevant standard in place since 2007, EN 15026. Two-dimensional versions of these software applications...

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