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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.
Traditional Dublin Shop Buildings
Approaches to Conservation & Repair – 4 Case Studies
Tuesday 17th November 2020
10:00 - 13:15
This half-day seminar led by architect James Kelly, of Kelly & Cogan Architects, Conservation Grade I, will explore the history, construction and use of shop buildings in Dublin in the 18th and 19th centuries through four building case studies that recently involved major conservation and repair works.
James Kelly will discuss the unique attributes, shared characteristics and conservation design challenges of 1 Capel Street, 32 Bachelors Walk and 18 Ormond Quay Upper. One lecture shall comprise a detailed overview of the two-year conservation of the internationally significant Thomas Read’s Cutlers of 4 Parliament Street, one of the most intact Georgian shop buildings surviving in Ireland and Britain.
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...
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.
Project 18Ormond - The Story So Far
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.