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New in RIAI Bookshop: New Life for Churches in Ireland

Published: Thursday, November 08, 2012

New in RIAI Bookshop: New Life for Churches in Ireland

This attractive new multi-authored publication produced by the Ulster Historic Churches Trust presents useful advice and a diverse range of exciting case studies from across the island of Ireland on reusing places of worship for new purposes. The well-illustrated case studies range from Elmwood Hall in Belfast to Kilmainham Congregational in Dublin and from Carlingford Heritage Centre to Triskel Christ Church, Cork, as well as more modest but nevertheless important schemes, followed by a section featuring projects where work is underway but not complete. Schemes include the conversion of churches for domestic as well as cultural, commercial and community use. All these individual studies are underpinned by an analysis of our ecclesiastical heritage, a flow chart to stimulate discussion on underused churches and an explanation of conservation principles and statutory responsibilities.

Edited by Paul Harron, contributors include Edward McPArland, Grainne Shaffrey, Patrick Shaffrey, Michael O’Boyle, Peter Pearson, Alistair Rowan and many more. The book is 144 pages long and produced in full colour with a wealth of photographs, drawings and illustrative material throughout.

Copies are € 20 for hardback and €15 for softback and can be purchased and ordered from bookshop manager Brona King, T 01 6761703, bking@riai.ie.

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