Historic building consultant
• Visual Impact Assessments
• Architectural Heritage Assessments
• Eligibility for Listing
• Schedules of Significance
• Historic Building Appraisals
• Historic Context Appraisals: Architectural Conservation Areas, Protected Structure Curtilages and Attendant Grounds
• Justification Statements
• Historical Assessments for applications under Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997
• Chapters on Architectural and Landscape Heritage in Environmental Impact Statements
• Conservation Recommendations
• Text for historical, architectural and biographical publications
• Text for historical, architectural and biographical exhibitions
Heritage consultancy projects (selected)
Office of Public Works (2016–7): Management Plan for Kilkenny Castle
Limerick City Council (2016–7): Limerick Urban Centre Revitalisation – O’Connell Street, Heritage Consultant in a team led by Arup Consulting Engineers.
Shannon Foynes Port Company, Limerick (2015): Baseline Analysis for Framework Development Plan for Limerick Docks
Limerick City Council (2012): Report on conservation issues for Opera Quarter (derelict late 18th-century urban quarter), Limerick City written in conjunction with Punch Consulting Engineers and Healy & Partners Architects.
Shannon Heritage (2011): Conservation Plan for King John’s Castle, Limerick.
Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government (2011 & 2008): two books to accompany the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage on Limerick City and County Limerick.
Limerick Market Trustees (2010): Report re Protected Structure Status for Potato Market, Limerick.
Tinerana Ltd (2009): Environmental Impact Statement written in association with HRA Planning and Healy & Partners Architects for proposed hotel development in an 18th-century demesne.
Punch Conservation (2009): Exhibition devised with Healy & Partners Architects and Boyle Design Group, Dublin to launch the conservation practice identity within Punch Consulting Engineers.
Dermot and Sean Merry Architects, (2009) investigation into the viability of adaptive reuse of ruined 19th-century dwellings adjacent to medieval monastic site on Mutton Island, Co Clare.
Southill Community Services Board (2009), Architectural Impact Assessment Report for proposed workshop within a 19th-century demesne.
Allied Irish Bank, (2006), Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment for development proposals for a 19th-century bank in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.
Dromoland Castle Hotel (2006), Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment Report for development of 18th-century stables.
Bank of Ireland, (2001), Architectural assessment and recommendations for architectural conservation and development for bank in Ennis, Co. Clare designed in 1864 by William Caldbeck.
Section 482 reports for private clients with 18th- and 19-th century houses and demesnes including Ashton Grove, Co Cork (2007), Clashleigh, Clogheen, Co Tipperary (2006), Beechwood House, Cullen, Co Tipperary (2013).
Work on structures in Limerick city include: Redemptorists Monastery and Church, Limerick (2016); Limerick Tutorial College, The Crescent, Limerick (2010): Glenade, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick (2010); Kilmoyle House, Limerick (2009); Rhorkee, North Circular Road, Limerick (2008); Savings Bank, Glentworth Street, Limerick, (2007); 55 O’Connell Street, Limerick (2005–7); 1 Pery Square, Limerick (2005); Friend’s Meeting House, Cecil Street, Limerick (2004), Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment Report for early 19th-century Quaker Meeting House; 3 Shannon Street, Limerick (2004), Architectural Heritage Impact Assessment Report for an early 19th-centriy town house.
Exhibitions, Brochures, Maps (selected)
• Punch Conservation Exhibition
• Holy Trinity Abbey Church, Adare
• Map of Georgian Limerick, Survey 1998
An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of County Limerick, Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Dublin, 2011), 136pp.
In Search of Islands: A Life of Conor O’Brien, (Cork, 2009), 126pp.
An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of Limerick City, Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Dublin, 2008), 120pp.
Lady Gregory: An Irish Life (Stroud, 2005, paperback, Cork, 2011), 420pp.
Irish Public Sculpture: A History (Dublin, 1998), 304pp.
The Building of Limerick (Mercier Press, Cork and Dublin, 1991, paperback, 1997), 194pp.
Book chapters and contributions (selected):
‘Women and the design of a country house: Catherine Maria Bury of Charleville Castle, Co. Offaly, 1800–1812’ in Terence Dooley, Maeve O’Riordan, Christopher Ridgway (eds), Women and the country house, (Dublin, to be published in 2017).
‘Architectural Sculpture’ & ‘Public Sculpture’, Paula Murphy (ed), Sculptors and Sculpture 1600-2000, Vol. 3 in Andrew Carpenter, (gen. ed )Art & Architecture of Ireland, (New Haven & London, 2014), pp 373–8, 501–7.
‘Gothic in Post-Union Ireland: The Uses of the Past in Adare, Co. Limerick’, in Terence Dooley & Christopher Ridgeway (eds), Irish Country Houses, Past, Present and Future, (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2011), pp 58–89.
‘Barracks, Asylum and Model School: Public Architecture in Limerick from the late-Eighteenth to the mid-Nineteenth Century’ in Liam Irwin, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh and Matthew Potter (eds), Limerick: History and Society, (Geography Publications, Dublin, 2009), pp 277–306.
Eleven entries on drawings and paintings of places in Limerick, County and city in William Laffan (ed), Painting Ireland: Topographical Views from Glin Castle (Churchill House Press, Tralee, 2006), pp 68–81.
Seven articles on Irish sculptors in Brian Lalor (ed), The Encyclopedia of Ireland, (Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2003).
Journal articles (selected):
‘Gothic romanticism, Charleville Castle, Co. Offaly’, Country Life (26 Oct. 2016) 60–65
‘Pot-walloping Palladianism,’ Country Life (25 June, 2016), 60–5 (Kilshannig, Co Cork)
‘Herald angels sing’, Irish Arts Review, 32:4 (Winter, 2015), 567–71. (Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle)
‘Transforming the City’, Irish Arts Review, 31:1 (Spring, 2014), 100–105. (Urban planning)
‘Setting the Stage at the IWA’, Irish Arts Review, 28:1 (Spring 2011), 118–121. (Critical appraisal of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance building, University of Limerick)
‘Killua in Transformation’, Irish Arts Review, 26:4 (Winter 2009), 98–103. (Contextual account of Killua Castle, Co Westmeath)
‘The Several Incarnations of Plassey: Plassey House, University of Limerick’, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, Vol. 12 (2009), 86–129.
'Emo Court: Portrait of a Survival', Irish Arts Review, 21:4 (Winter, 2004), 110–15.
‘Davis Ducart& Christopher Colles: Architects associated with the Custom House at Limerick’, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, Vol. 2 (1999), 118–145.
‘Perceptions and uses of Gothic in Irish domestic and ecclesiastical architecture in Ireland, 1800–1815’