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RIAI Conservation Series: The Four Courts, Destruction, Restoration &  Repair by Fergus McCormick


Tuesday, February 06, 2018


12:30-14:00 (Registration with Sandwich lunch from 12:00)


Lecture will be held  at 'The Audio Visual Theatre' at  Collins Barracks and afterwards Site Vist to the Dome of the Four Courts


RIAI Member rate: €65.00 RIAI Practice rate: €55.00

Event Information

Fergus will  be discussing the destruction of the Four Courts in 1922 and it's restoration in the 1920s.  He will also be discussing the current investigation and ongoing repair works being carried out to the dome of the Four Courts by the OPW which includes the replacement of damaged capitals.  

To reserve a place at this session of this CPD  log-in on the MyRIAI  with your Username (usually your Membership/Registration Number) and Password and click the BOOK ONLINE button beside your chosen course.

The RIAI present a CPD series focused on conservation issues including work on protected structures or historic buildings of outstanding significance, architectural history and heritage.

Course Aim:
The aim of this CPD series is to support the maintenance of a high level of professional competence among practitioners whose work involves protected structures and other significant elements of the architectural heritage. The seminars will focus on both the philosophy of conservation and the management of materials on conservation projects.

Each session will focus on a case-study of a particular conservation project with presentations by one or more speakers with direct involvement in that project. Where possible the presentations will include a review of the approach to a particular technical challenge to enable practitioners to build up knowledge of a particular aspect of conservation practice. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

The series is particularly aimed at RIAI Grade 1 and Grade 2 Conservation Architects and Architects accredited in Conservation at Grade 3. Members who do not have particular conservation expertise are welcome to attend the seminars but should bear in mind that the presentations will be pitched at a level suitable for those with expertise in this area.

Event Format:
Capacity 40 participants.


  • 12.00-12:30: Registration and Sandwich lunch
  • 12.30-13.30: Lecture
  • 13:30-13:45: Walk to Four Courts
  • 13:45-14:45: Site visit of Dome of the Four Court

Directions to Collins Barracks

Directions from Collins Barracks to Four Courts

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