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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.

Seminars & Lectures

In light of the Irish Government's recommendations for social gathering, our courses and seminars have moved online for summer/autumn 2020. We have aimed to tailor topics and speakers that are suitable for online dissemination, using visual presentations to demonstrate ideas and case studies related to conservation.

We hope you will find the online seminars - which we have aimed to keep live - informative, engaging and enjoyable, and that the reduced pricing structure is acceptable for 'virtual' events compared with our usual venue-based ones. All feedback and suggestions are more than welcome.

We will be posting details of seminars for September-November shortly. Keep an eye out on our newsletter and social media for details.


Our July-August webinars led by leading Glasgow-based buildings conservator and educator, Darren McLean have now concluded.


Late Victorian, encaustic tiled floor, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Late Victorian, encaustic tiled floor, Dundalk, Co. Louth

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...



Project 18Ormond - The Story So Far 



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.



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.


Extract from early 1700s perpective of College Green

Extract from early 1700s perpective of College Green