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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.
In light of the Irish Government's recommendations for the Covid-19 outbreak, regrettably booking has been suspended for all seminars and public events scheduled for spring/summer 2020. We do not expect to resume events involving public gathering until the latter part of 2020 at the earliest. In the meantime, we are exploring opportunities for remote CPD events and lectures in September 2020 and all expressions of interest for these are welcome via our info@ dublincivictrust.ie address.
Our online bookshop is operating as normal, with only a slight delay for postal deliveries as these are issued on a batch basis once a week.
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Thank you for your patience during this time. To all our friends and supporters, stay well and best wishes from everyone in Dublin Civic Trust.
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...
Project 18Ormond - The Story So Far
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.
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.