18 Ormond Quay Upper Wins European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2021
Dublin Civic Trust is delighted to receive Europe's most prestigious award for built heritage conservation - the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2021 - for the restoration of 18 Ormond Quay Upper, an 1840s merchant buiding in the historic centre of Dublin.
18 Ormond Quay was restored by the Trust over a three-year period since 2017 as a demonstration project under its ‘revolving fund’ mechanism, showing how historic buildings in the centre of Dublin can be sensitively restored with a residential component.
We feel this award is for Dublin and all Dubliners who cherish their city and its built heritage.
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Our exciting new building restoration project at 18 Ormond Quay Upper is now well underway. One of the most transformative initiatives of its kind in the city, we need your support to help it continue.
Facade Repairs to Heritage Buildings: Stone, Brick & Render
Thursday 17th June 2021
With Jimmy O'Friel, Director, Oldstone Conservation
This half-day webinar will explore the composition and repair of historic facades with one of Ireland’s most experienced building conservation contractors.
Over three 45-minute lectures, with regular opportunities for Q&A, Jimmy O’Friel will explore the major strands of historic masonry - stone, brick and render – from the perspective of the building contractor and specifier.
Project 18Ormond Updates
Decoration of the upper floor rooms in 18 Ormond Quay is well advanced, the walls now dressed in authentic Irish wallpapers recreated by leading wallpaper expert and manufacturer, David Skinner. Take a chance to view the completed rooms for yourself...
Irish Period Houses - The Definitive Reference Manual
Dublin Civic Trust's flagship publication Irish Period Houses - A Conservation Guidance Manual is the must-have reference tool for building conservation in Ireland.
Newly rewritten and published for 2016 by the original author, chartered conservation surveyor Frank Keohane, Irish Period Houses provides invaluable information for the homeowner and building professional into the design of traditional houses, their construction materials and decorative elements, and expert guidance on how they can be repaired and enhanced with best conservation practice. It is the definitive reference guide for custodians of most period buildings in Ireland and for anyone considering taking on a building conservation project.
2021 Building Conservation Grants
If you own or occupy a Protected Structure or a building located in an Architectural Conservation Area, you are eligible to make an application for financial grant assistance for conservation and maintenance works under the Government's recently announced 2021 grant schemes.
Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has launched details of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund for 2021. With €6 million in funding across both schemes, they represent a significant boost to the preservation of Ireland’s built heritage. It is expected the schemes will support hundreds of projects while also creating over 30,000 days of employment.
Both schemes are now open for submissions through your local authority until the newly extended deadline of Wednesday 24th February 2021.
Project 18Ormond - The Story So Far
The Identification and Reuse of Traditional 17th & 18th-Century Urban Buildings
One Day Symposium
6th December 2019
This one-day symposium organised by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, showcases the diverse richness of Ireland's pre-Georgian and early Georgian built heritage in our towns and cities. A host of expert speakers will shine a light on all aspects of early building construction, from timber and masonry materials, to roof typologies and architectural joinery. The aim of the event is to involve more people and communities in recognition and preservation of early urban buildings in our historic cities and towns, raise levels of awareness, and seek innovative and creative schemes for contemporary living.