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Conserving your Dublin Period House Talks - Spring 2018

Date:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Time:

1pm - 2pm

Location:

Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.

Cost:

12 talks: €125

Event Information

A twelve-week lunchtime talk series presented by the Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council to be held from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesdays in March, April and May at the Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.

A team of conservation experts will present a series of talks on the history and significance of Dublin’s period houses and practical advice on their conservation.  Attendance at the talks will greatly benefit owners of all periods and types of houses, from the modest Edwardian artisan dwelling to the substantial red-bricks of the Victorian suburbs and the fine townhouses of our Georgian city squares, providing an ‘A to Z’ for their care and conservation.

These talks will also benefit building professionals and practitioners and are approved for CPD by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Engineers Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute and the Heritage Contractors.

The Conserving your Dublin Period House course is an action of the Dublin City Heritage Plan and fulfills City Council conservation policy to provide architectural advice to homeowners.  It is also an action of the Irish Georgian Society’s Conservation Education Programme.

The Conservation Education Programme is supported by Irish Heritage Insurance, Merrion Property Group and Heather and John Picerne.


Click here to download and book full brochure with talk titles and dates.

March, Lecture Schedule
Tuesday 13th March
My House is a Protected Structure: what does this mean? Examining policy and legislation by Jacqui Donnelly, Senior Architect, Architectural Heritage Advisory Unit, Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht
Tuesday 20th March
Dublin’s Domestic Architecture: its historic stylistic evolution by Charles Duggan, Heritage Officer, Dublin City Council
Tuesday 27th March
Sensitively Extending your Period House by Mary McDonald, Architectural Conservation Officer, Dublin City Council

April Lecture Schedule
Tuesday 3rd April
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine: Practical Building Conservation and Maintenance by Frank Keohane, Chartered Building Surveyor accredited in Building Conservation & author of Irish Period Houses: a conservation guidance manual
Tuesday 10th April
Historic Windows: their history, significance and conservation by Dr Nessa Roche, Senior Architectural Advisor, Strategic Development and Policy Unit, Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht, author of DoCHG’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows
Tuesday 17th April
The Importance of Using Lime & Historic Pointing Techniques in Dublin by Grainne Shaffrey, Principal, Shaffrey Architects, Grade I RIAI Conservation Practice and co-author of the DoCHG’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brick
Tuesday 24th April
Historic Bricks: their history, significance and conservation by Susan Roundtree, RIAI Conservation Architect & co-author of DoCHGs Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brickwork

May Lecture Schedule 
Tuesday 1st May
Historic Doors & Staircases: their history and conservation by Peter Clarke, retired lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology
Tuesday 8th May
Historic Ironwork: its history, significance and conservation by Ali Davey, Historic Environment Scotland & author of DoCHG’s Advice Series: The Repair of Wrought and Cast Ironwork
Tuesday 15th May
Keeping the Water Out and What to Do When the Water Gets in by Lisa Edden, Associate Director at Cora Consulting Engineers & co-author of DoCHG’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs
Tuesday 22nd May
Energy Performance in Protected Structures; planning implications and grants by Sarah Halpin and Carl Raftery, Conservation Research Officers, Dublin City Council
Tuesday 29th May
Historic Decorative Plasterwork: its history, significance and conservation by Andrew Smith, consultant decorative plasterwork conservator

Architectural Walking Tour
Saturday 19th May 10.00am until 11.30am
Dr Susan Galavan, MRIAI, will lead a walking tour examining the architectural form, style and detailing of Northumberland Road, D2. Built over the course of six decades in the 19th century its
buildings which vary from tall red-brick terraces to fine semi-detached houses provide an exemplar of the development of Dublin’s Victorian domestic architecture.

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