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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.

Project 18Ormond Updates

Windows, glazing and making the building weathertight have dominated works at 18 Ormond Quay since the start of the year. This has involved the comprehensive refurbishment and reinstatement of fourteen sash windows to their original 1843 design.



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 Seminars + Courses

3 Henrietta Street Site Visit + Seminar
24th October 2017

18 Ormond Quay Upper Site Visit + Seminar
9th November 2017

Our recent seminars provided a unique opportunity to observe active conservation works underway in two high profile Dublin period buildings - in Henrietta Street and in Dublin Civic Trust's own building project on Ormond Quay.

Both events were led under the guidance of their project architect and clients.


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