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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. [button url=”” target=”_blank” color=”blue” size=”medium” border=”false” icon=””]Event Details Here[/button] All welcome         Admission Free 6.30pm  Monday  21st November 2016 Engineers Ireland,  22 Clyde Road,  Dublin 4 […]

Construction Safety Week, September 12th – 16th 2016

Construction Safety Week 2016 Construction Safety Week is an initiative of the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (CSPAC). This is a grouping of all the main stakeholders in the construction sector in Ireland – Employers, Unions, State Bodies ( in conjunction with the HSA) and Professional Bodies. The collective objective is to continue to highlight […]