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Events National Heritage Week 2021 ‘Kingdom of Skills’: Materials and Methods FREE virtual talks

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21.08.2021, 00:00 A.M.

Kerry Thatched House National Heritage Week 2021

National Heritage Week 2021 14th - 22nd August

‘Kingdom of Skills’: Materials and Methods free online talks

Traditional building skills talks brought to you by Kerry County Council, in partnership with the Irish Georgian Society, and with the support of The Heritage Council, Creative Ireland & the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

For the duration of National Heritage Week (Saturday 14th August until Sunday 22nd August) enjoy free access to six specially commissioned online talks exploring the materials and methods used for the construction and conservation of Kerry's traditional buildings.

Zoom links to watch the talks are accessible below until the end of National Heritage Week at midnight on Sunday 22nd August.

Talks are pre-recorded so can be watched at any stage during National Heritage Week. Registration not required.

PROGRAMME for National Heritage Week 2021 ‘Kingdom of Skills’: Materials and Methods free online talks

  • Kerry’s Vernacular Buildings: their significance and survival by Barry O’Reilly, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage.
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  • Thatched Buildings: materials, methods and repairs with reference to Kerry by Dr Fidelma Mullane, cultural geographer specialising in the study and conservation of vernacular architecture.
    Click here for this talk
  • Characteristics and conservation of traditional slate roofs by Laura Bowen, Grade I RIAI Conservation Accredited Architect, and co-author of Dept. Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s Advice Series:A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs.
    Click here for this talk
  • Traditional Timber Windows: history and conservation with reference to Kerry by Dr Nessa Roche, Senior Architectural Advisor, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage and author of Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows.
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  • The Importance of Using Lime in Traditional Buildings by Una Ni Mhearain, Grade I RIAI Conservation Accredited Architect & Chairperson, Building Limes Forum Ireland.
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  • Traditional Wrought & Cast Ironwork: history and conservation with reference to Kerry by Ali Davy, Historic Environment Scotland, & author of the Department’s Advice Series: The Repair of Wrought and Cast Ironwork.
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