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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.

Autumn 2019
Conservation Seminars & Workshops

Three half-day seminars with lectures and live demonstrations are still booking for November 2019. They are open to the public, building practioners and professionals.  Book your place today.

Repair and Cleaning of Historic Masonry
with PMAC conservation contractors  BOOKING NOW CLOSED
Date: Friday 11th October 2019

Repair and Conservation of Traditional Ironwork
with live blacksmithing demonstration  BOOKING NOW CLOSED
Date: Wednesday 6th November 2019

History and Conservation of Traditional Roofing
with slate grading and cutting demonstration  FINAL PLACES REMAINING
Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019

History, Repair and Cleaning of Interior Plasterwork
with plaster casting and cornice paint stripping demonstration
Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019

Lambstongue Workshop Seminar and Site Visit
with presentations and tour
Date: Thursday 21st November 2019


Autumn 2019 seminar themes

Autumn 2019 seminar themes

Project 18Ormond Updates

Works have begun to conserve the interiors including the ground floor shop and upper floor rooms.


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.


Recent Courses + Seminars


Thermally Upgrading Historic Buildings in the context of Climate Change

Date: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Location: Dublin Civic Trust premises, 18 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7

Price: €60

CPD Points: 3


Duncan Stewart, Broadcaster, architect and environmentalist
Niall Crosson, Group Technical Manager, Ecological Building Systems

This stimulating half-day seminar, hosted in the newly conserved 1840s merchant premises of Dublin Civic Trust, will discuss the impact of climate change on Ireland and the scale of the challenge required in decarbonising the country’s historic building stock.