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Our exciting new building restoration project at 18 Ormond Quay Upper is starting in May 2017. One of the most transformative initiatives of its kind in the city, we need your support to make it happen.


Conserve your Building

Dublin's historic buildings are a unique resource that shapes the identity of the city. 

Discover more about building conservation, origins of architectural styles and materials, and how to approach your own conservation project.


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.


Recent Events

Dublin Garden Squares Day 2017

Enjoy free expert walking tours of Dublin’s five main Georgian squares and associated parks and gardens in this annual staple event. Discover the history of these magnificent urban gardens, their plants and wildlife, the people who once used them and the historic buildings that embrace them.

All events are free

Project 18Ormond Updates

Work has continued apace during July with the digging out of the basement floor to gain additional headroom. The majority of the existing floor level in the basement was made of non-original layers that had been added since the building was largely rebuilt in 1843. Remarkably, trill puits revealed that the masonry walls extended at least one metre below the 20th-century concrete screed, likely extending back to the first building on the site in the 1680s.

To the upper floors,