05.03.2024, 13:00 P.M.
CONSERVING YOUR DUBLIN PERIOD HOUSE 2024
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 greatly benefit owners of all periods and types of houses, from the modest Edwardian artisan dwelling to the substantial red-bricks of the Victorian suburbs and the fine townhouses of our Georgian city squares, providing an ‘A to Z’ for their care and conservation.
The talks will be of particular interest to owners of houses listed as Protected Structures or located within Architectural Conservation Areas. These talks will also benefit building professionals and practitioners and are approved for CPD by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Engineers Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute and the CIF Heritage Contractors.
It is possible to book talks individually ( €15 each) or book for the whole course for a discounted rate (€140).
Subscribers will be able to attend talks in person at the IGS's City Assembly House or online live through Zoom. All talk subscribers will receive a recording of the talk to watch at their convenience. The recording of each talk will only be accessed for two-weeks after issue.
There will be an opportunity at the end of each talk to ask conservation questions relevant to your period house . Those watching the talk live online can submit their questions through the Zoom Q&A function.
In addition, all subscribers will also be sent a link to the recording of the webinar, which will be available to watch for a further week.
CONSERVING YOUR DUBLIN PERIOD HOUSE 2024 TALKS PROGRAMME (download full programme here)
- Tuesday 5th March: Dublin’s Domestic Architecture: its historic stylistic evolution by Charles Duggan, Heritage Officer, Dublin City Council.
- Tuesday 12th March: Protected Structure Policy and Legislation by Jacqui Donnelly, Senior Architect, National Built Heritage Service, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, and editor of the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage's Advice Series.
- Tuesday 19th March: Maintenance and Controlling Damp in your Period House by Frank Keohane, Chartered Building Surveyor accredited in Building Conservation & author of Irish Period Houses: a conservation guidance manual.
- Tuesday 26th March: Sensitively Extending your Protected Structure & Advice on Grant Applications by Niamh Kiernan & Mary McDonald, Architectural Conservation Officers, Dublin City Council.
- Tuesday 2nd April: Historic Ironwork: its history, significance and conservation by Ali Davey, Historic Environment Scotland & author of the Department’s Advice Series: The Repair of Wrought and Cast Ironwork.
- Tuesday 9th April: Historic Doors & Staircases: their history and conservation by Peter Clarke, retired lecturer, Technological University Dublin.
- Tuesday 16th April: Taking Care of Traditional Roofs and their features, by Nicola Matthews, Senior Architect, National Built Heritage Service, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, and co-author of the Department’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs.
- Tuesday 23rd April: History and Conservation of Bricks by Susan Roundtree, conservation architect, brick researcher & co-author of Department’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Bricks.
- Tuesday 30th April: The Importance of Using Lime & Historic Pointing Techniques in Dublin by Grainne Shaffrey, Principal, Shaffrey Architects, Grade I RIAI Conservation Practice and co-author of the Department’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brick.
- Tuesday 7th May: Historic Windows: their history, significance and conservation by Dr Nessa Roche, Senior Architectural Advisor, National Built Heritage Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, author of the Department’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows.
- Tuesday 14th May: Energy Performance in Protected Structures: planning implications and grants by Carl Raftery, Architectural Conservation Advisor, National Built Heritage Service, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage.
- Tuesday 21st May: Historic Decorative Plasterwork: its history, significance and conservation by Andrew Smith, consultant decorative plasterwork conservator.
- Tuesday 28th May: Disaster Planning for your Period House and Insurance Considerations by Margaret Quinlan, Principal, Margaret Quinlan Architects and author of Department’s Advice Series: Disaster: a guide to prevention and preparedness in the Historic Built Environment and Paul Collins, Head of Risk Management Ireland for Ecclesiastical Insurance.
The Conserving your Dublin Period House talks are an action of the Dublin City Council Heritage Plan. They form part of the Irish Georgian Society's Conservation Education Programme, which is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and The Heritage Council.