Galway’s Heritage Buildings Show 2016
Posted by IGS
Last weekend (7-8th May), the Irish Georgian Society held its annual Traditional Building Skills Exhibition & Conservation Seminar in the grounds of Portumna Castle.
Portumna Castle was a one-stop destination for owners in need of accurate, impartial and free advice on caring and repairing their protected structures and heritage buildings. Over 1,000 people attended the exhibition and our seminars, which included a talk aimed at Leaving Certificate students on how to answer the Georgian Architecture question on their art history paper, delivered by Myles McKenna, architectural historian, OPW Guide and 2015 Desmond Guinness Scholarship recipient.
Galway's Heritage Buildings Show 2016 was held in partnership with Galway County Council and the Office of Public Works.
Many thanks to our hardy speakers and exhibitors who braved the wind, rain and the cold and to Merrion Properties and Heather and John Picerne for their support of the IGS Conservation Education Programme.
Ronan Finn, Thatcher
Stephen Quinn, Blacksmith
Stephen Quinn, Blacksmith hot iron rod
Michael Fernhead, drystone waller of Drywall Association of Ireland
James Grace of Architectural Wood Design
Cathaoirleach Cllr Peter Roche with Brian Murray cabinet maker in the Made in Galway tent
Cathaoirleach Cllr. Peter Roche launching the exhibition
Michele O' Dea, OPW Senior Conservation Architect
View more photographs from the day on our facebook page.
Many thanks to Pat Browne of Munster Business for the photographs.