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Conservation Without Frontiers: Living Towns & Villages in Cavan & Fermanagh

20.06.2019, 09:00 A.M.

Join the Irish Georgian Society and Ulster Architectural Heritage for the third year of our biennial 'Conservation without Frontiers' Summer School, from 20 to 22 June 2019. Admission is open to students and professionals working in a related field as well as the general public. Participation in the summer school provides an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in conservation and heritage to meet with others from across different universities, disciplines, and related fields. Participation is recognised as CPD by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Book by 10 May for early bird rates!

Those wishing to book in GBP sterling can do so here:

The topic of the 2019 'Conservation without Frontiers' summer school is ‘Living Towns and Villages in Cavan and Fermanagh’ focussing on the conservation issues faced in the regeneration of rural Irish towns; and studying projects which benefit local communities and actively support the unique built heritage assets of these areas. The Director of the summer school is Kevin Mulligan, author of Buildings of South Ulster and Director of the 2015/2017 IGS/UAH Summer Schools.

Download the full programme here.

The summer school programme will include lectures from architects, historians and local council representatives; as well as site visits, access to unique historic venues, and food and entertainment. The outline programme is as follows:

Thursday 20 June: Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

  • A series of talks in Enniskillen Methodist Church and Enniskillen Presbyterian Church exploring the historic development of Fermanagh & Enniskillen, and examples of local contemporary heritage projects
  • Walking tours of Enniskillen conservation area, including a visit to Enniskillen Castle, examining heritage-led regeneration projects and future developments and current heritage assets
  • Tours of Florence Court, followed by drinks, entertainment and an evening meal in the courtyard

Friday 21 June: County Cavan

  • A series of talks in a historic venue in County Cavan looking at the history of Cavan, planning and policy and heritage projects in the local area
  • Visits to Cavan town, Bailieborough, Cootehill and Butler’s Bridge
  • Dinner and a pub quiz in Ballyhaise

Saturday 22 June: County Cavan

  • A visit to a local landmark property
  • Viewing of the Student Design Competition Entries and presentation of bursaries
  • Conclusion with a celebratory lunch

Some of our speakers include: Miriam Delaney, Professor Alistair Rowan, Marcus Patton OBE, Dr Connie Gerrow, Nicola McVeigh, Emma McGarrity, Kevin Mulligan, Michael O’Neill, Mary McAuliffe, Liam Mulligan, Dr Neil Galway & more to be confirmed.

Download the full programme here.

*The programme may be subject to change.

Ticket prices include refreshments, lunch, dinner, drinks, entertainment and transport between summer school locations.

We are offering a reduced rate if you book before 10 May. €15 reduction on normal ticket price for day tickets & €25 discount on a weekend ticket. Discounted prices are shown via the link below and will increase to our standard ticket price from 11 May.


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