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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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Leadwork for Historic Buildings CPD course, Stradbally Hall, Laois on Thursday the 26th of October

Leadwork for Historic Buildings CPD course, Stradbally Hall, Laois on Thursday the 26th of October

An ideal opportunity for those involved in historic building conservation. A single day practical workshop involving the identification of common problems associated with leadwork on historic buildings and an overview of basic repair techniques and appropriate types of lead and lead-dressings. The course will delivered by an experienced conservation leadworker with Rainey Restoration. To book a place ring Ciara O’Flynn, Built Heritage Conservation Consultant/Buildings Archaeologist...

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Irish Georgian Society and Westport County Council’s Westport Study Day on Friday 10th November

Irish Georgian Society and Westport County Council’s Westport Study Day on Friday 10th November

The Irish Georgian Society and Westport County Council’s Westport Study Day, which takes place on Friday 10th November in the drawing room of Westport House, County Mayo. This study day will provide a history, appreciation and understanding of the architecture and conservation of Westport house and demesne, in tandem with an exploration of the urban development of the planned Georgian town of Westport; and consider...

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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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