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Vernacular Architecture Study Day

27.06.2023, 10:00 A.M.

Appreciating and Minding our Vernacular Architecture Study Day, Tuesday 27th June, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. (10am until 5pm)
(€50 in person / €40 online)

The Irish Georgian Society, in partnership with the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, delivers a study day that will present research and insights into the history and conservation of Ireland’s built vernacular heritage. Presentations will examine the materials and methods used to both build and repair Ireland’s vernacular architecture with best practice conservation showcased. Issues relating to understanding our vernacular architecture in the context of our intangible heritage will be addressed; and consideration will be given to the traditional furniture found in these buildings.

Malcolm Noonan, TD, Minister of State for Heritage will open the study day. Speakers will include: Tony Donoghue, independent film maker & furniture conservator; Sarah Jane Halpin, NIAH, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage; Dr Moses Jenkins, Historic Environment Scotland; Dr Fidelma Mullane, vernacular consultant; Rachel McKenna, Architectural Conservation Officer, Offaly County Council; Duncan McLaren, Dedalus Architects; Richard McLoughlin, Lotts Architecture & Urbanism; Anna Meenan, The Heritage Council; Dr Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore, UCD; Tom Pollard, conservation stonemason; & Dr Barry O’Reilly (keynote speaker), NIAH, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Chairs include: Helena Bergin, Architectural Conservation Officer, Fingal Co. Council; Dr Joe Gallagher, Heritage Officer, Donegal Co. Council; Emmeline Henderson, Assistant Director & Conservation Manager, Irish Georgian Society & Rose Ryall, Architectural Conservation Officer, Waterford Co. Council.


The study day will be of interested to owners and occupiers of vernacular buildings, as well as heritage professionals and practitioners responsible for their maintenance and care, with attendance recognised as formal Continuing Professional Development by the Construction Industry Federation, Engineers Ireland, the Register of Heritage Contractors and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

The study day is an action of the IGS Conservation Education Programme, which is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
The Irish Georgian Society also acknowledged the support of The Heritage Council through its Heritage Capacity Fund 2023.


Image: Thatched House, Killeagh, Co Cork (Photo credit: Irish Georgian Society)

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