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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.

Dublin Garden Squares Day 2018

Friday 22nd June

This year, Dublin Garden Squares Day moves to Dún Laoghaire with a half-day seminar in the dlr LexIcon theatre on Friday 22nd June. It will feature local and international speakers focusing on the historic evolution of Dún Laoghaire-Monkstown within the context of garden square development in Europe.

The event is free but booking is required. Find out more and book your place today.

Recent Courses



Workshop Seminar & Site Visit: Lambstongue Joinery & Metalworking
15th May 2018 - now closed

Historic Building Site Visit: 3 Henrietta Street
17th May 2018 - now closed

Historic Building Site Visit: 1 Capel Street
29th May 2018 - now closed

National Biodiversity Week Lectures
22nd May 2018
25th May 2018



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.