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Conserving your Dublin Period House whole course 2023

07.03.2023, 13:00 P.M.

CONSERVING YOUR DUBLIN PERIOD HOUSE 2023

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 (or a combination of both: you can decide each week if you wish to attend in-person or on-line).

In addition, all subscribers irrespective of whether they attended in-person or on-line, will be sent a link to the recording of the talk which will be available to watch for a further week. After the two-week period the link will expire and cannot be re-issued

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.

CONSERVING YOUR DUBLIN PERIOD HOUSE 2023 TALKS PROGRAMME
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  • Tuesday 7th March: Dublin’s Domestic Architecture: its historic stylistic evolution by Charles Duggan, Heritage Officer, Dublin City Council.
  • Tuesday 14th March: Protected Structure Policy and Legislation by Jacqui Donnelly, Senior Architect, Built Heritage Policy, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage.
  • Tuesday 21st 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 28th March: Sensitively Extending your Protected Structure by Niamh Kiernan & Mary McDonald, Architectural Conservation Officers, Dublin City Council.
  • Tuesday 4th April: Historic Windows: their history, significance and conservation by Dr Nessa Roche, Senior Architectural Advisor, Built Heritage Advisory Unit, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, author of the Department’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows.
  • Tuesday 11th April: Historic Doors & Staircases: their history and conservation by Peter Clarke, retired lecturer, Technological University Dublin.
  • Tuesday 18th April: Energy Performance in Protected Structures: planning implications and grants by Carl Raftery, Executive Architectural Conservation Officer & Sarah Jane Halpin, Assistant Architectural Conservation Officer, Dublin City Council.
  • Tuesday 25th 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 2nd May: 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 9th May: 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 16th May: Taking Care of your Period House’s Roof, Chimneys and Parapets by Lisa Edden, Associate Director at Cora Consulting Engineers & co-author of the Department’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs.
  • Tuesday 23rd May: Historic Decorative Plasterwork: its history, significance and conservation by Andrew Smith, consultant decorative plasterwork conservator.
  • Tuesday 30th 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.




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