• Feb 18
  • 1.00pm

RIAI CPD Links: Conserving your Dublin Period House

  • Other CPD Events
  • RIAI CPD Links
  • Dublin
Tuesday 18 February 2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
All 12 Talks: €125; All 12 Talks + Walking Tour: €140; Individual Lecture: €15
Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

Event Information

The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council have assembled a team of conservation experts to present a series of talks on the history and signifcance of Dublin’s period houses and practical advice on their conservation. Attendance at the talks will greatly beneft 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 fne townhouses of our Georgian city squares, providing an ‘A to Z’ for their care and conservation.

The lunchtime talks commence Tuesday 18th February 2020 at the Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. It is possible to book talks individually
or attend the full course. The talks are priced at €15, which you may pay for at the door or book in advance for a special reduced price of €125 for all twelve talks. Complementary to the Tuesday talks will be a Saturday morning walking tour, at an additional cost of €15.

The Conserving your Dublin Period House Course is an action of the Dublin City Heritage Plan and fulfls Dublin City Council’s conservation policy to provide architectural advice to homeowners. The course will be useful for those considering an application to the Living Cities Initiative, a tax incentive scheme to assist and encourage people to live in the historic inner city areas of Dublin City. These talks will also beneft 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.

Course Programme


Tuesday 18th February
Dublin’s Domestic Architecture: its historic stylistic evolution by Charles Duggan, Heritage Officer, Dublin City Council

Tuesday 25th February
Protected Structure Policy and Legislation by Jacqui Donnelly, Senior Architect, Architectural Heritage Advisory Unit, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Tuesday 3rd March
Maintenance and Controlling Damp in your Period House by Frank Keohane, Chartered Building Surveyor accredited in Building Conservation & author of Irish Period Houses: a conservation guidance manual

Tuesday 10th March
Energy Performance in Protected Structures; planning implications and grants by Carl Raftery, Conservation Research Officer, Dublin City Council

Tuesday 24th March
Sensitively Extending your Protected Structure, Mary McDonald, Architectural Conservation Officer, Dublin City Council

Tuesday 31st March
Historic Decorative Plasterwork: its history, significance and conservation by Andrew Smith, consultant decorative plasterwork conservator

Tuesday 7th April
Historic Window: their history, significance and conservation by Dr Nessa Roche, Senior Architectural Advisor, Strategic Development and Policy Unit, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, author of DoCHG’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows

Tuesday 14th April
Historic Ironwork: its history and conservation by Ali Davey, Historic Environment Scotland and author of DoCHG’s Advice Series: The Repair of Wrought and Cast Ironwork

Tuesday 21st April
Historic Doors & Staircases: their history and conservation by Peter Clarke, past lecturer, TU Dublin

Tuesday 28th April
Taking care of your period house’s roof, chimneys and parapets 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 5th May
History and Conservation of Bricks by Susan Roundtree, RIAI Conservation Architect & co-author of DoCHG’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Bricks

Tuesday 12th May
The Importance of Using Lime & Historic Pointing Techniques by Grainne Shaffrey, Principal, Shaffrey Architects, Grade I RIAI Conservation Practice and co-author of DoCHG’s Advice Series:  A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brick

Architectural Walking Tour
Saturday 18th April (10am to 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.