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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.

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.



Future of Parnell Square Conference

Scheduled: Thursday 29th November 2018

This major one-day conference will be held on the magnificent historic setting of the Pillar Room of the Rotunda Hospital. It will feature an array of national and international speakers exploring the past, present and future protential of Parnell Square and the historic buildings and landscape of the Rotunda Hospital.

An event not to be missed, details will be posted by the end of October.

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Project 18Ormond Updates

The 18Ormond project underwent a spectacular reveal in summer 2018 with the removal of the scaffolding from the front and side facades that cloaked the building since mid-2017.




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.