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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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Conservation Theory for Heritage Contracting – 26th January 2017

Conservation Theory for Heritage Contracting – 26th January 2017

Don’t miss our Conservation Theory for Heritage Contracting course, Thursday 26th January 2017  CIF Conservation Theory for Heritage Contracting 26th January in Dublin The CIF’s Conservation Theory for Heritage Contracting course is delivered in association with the Register of Heritage Contractors.  The course is aimed at providing those involved in heritage projects with up to date information on best practice heritage related aspects of the...

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Practical Lime Training Day for Homeowners, Builders and Architects

Course title: Using Lime in Renovation with Stoneware Studios Time: 10am to 4.30pm Location: Stoneware Studios, Pillmore, Youghal, Co. Cork Cost: €70 A practical course suitable for owners, builders and architects to gain an understanding of using lime in the repair of old buildings. We will cover the traditional skills of repairing and restoring with lime mortars, renders, plasters and lime-wash. There will be practical...

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Conserving your Dublin Period House Course 2017

Conserving your Dublin Period House Course 2017

The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council have assembled a team of conservation experts to present a series of talks on the history and significance of Dublin’s period houses and practical advice on their conservation. Attendance at the talks will prove invaluable for owners of all periods and types of houses, from the modest Edwardian artisan dwelling to the substantial red-bricks of the Victorian...

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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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St Mary’s Church,  Kilkenny Restoration and Conservation – Evening Lecture 21st November 2016

St Mary’s Church, Kilkenny Restoration and Conservation – Evening Lecture 21st November 2016

The Engineer’s;  Architect’s  and  Client’s  perspective of the complete restoration and conservation of Ireland’s last ‘hidden’ 13th century urban church to the highest standards for re-use as a museum. All welcome         Admission Free 6.30pm  Monday  21st November 2016 Engineers Ireland,  22 Clyde Road,  Dublin 4 Presented by Engineers Ireland Heritage Society in association with EI Structures and Construction Division and the Institution of Structural Engineers...

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