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Articles tagged as "Learning"

Maura Shaffrey (1940-1997) – a leading light behind Wicklow Lighthouse

August 25, 2017

As Irish Landmark Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary, we remember Maura Shaffrey, the architect on the first ever Irish Landmark Trust restoration project, namely Wicklow Lighthouse. George Bernard Shaw once described how he could “think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were only built to serve”. If you […]

Skills and practice of Irish Crafts

June 1, 2017

We were reminded of the wonderful award winning documentary series on RTÉ called Hands, which documented the skills and practice of Irish craft in the 1970’s and 1980’s – and delighted to learn that these short documentaries are now available to be purchased online. For anyone who would like to learn more about thatching there […]

Meet Designer Orla Kelly

August 2, 2016

We are thrilled that designer Orla Kelly will be giving a talk about working on heritage properties at 1pm this Saturday 6th August in Clomantagh Castle, Freshford, County Kilkenny. Over the years, Orla has worked on the design, interiors and fit out of 19 of Irish Landmark Trust’s historic buildings. This involved selecting historic colours, fabrics, antiques and vernacular furniture […]

Tour for IAF Members and Irish Landmarkers

June 23, 2016

We were very fortunate that Nicki Matthews, Conservation Officer with Dublin City Council, was available to give a tour of the Georgian Townhouse to IAF members and Irish Landmarkers. Nicki had worked with us on the property during its restoration, so she was an excellent person to talk about the property. She referenced the fact […]

Learning Events in May

April 21, 2016

Two interesting learning events are coming up in May… Galway’s Heritage Buildings Show 2016 If you would like to learn more about conservation and traditional building skills, the Irish Georgian Society with Galway County Council and the Office of Public Works are running a weekend of learning in Portumna Castle in County Galway. From Saturday 7th May – […]

1916

March 24, 2016

The official 1916 commemoration date is nearly upon us and although stories and projects will be ongoing throughout the year, we thought we’d share a couple of highlights that we’ve noticed ourselves. A tour and a commemorative gift Irish Landmark Trust’s head office is located on Parnell Square and many of us get the bus to work. […]

The story of a book and a house

March 21, 2016

A lovely story relating to Tullymurry House greeted us on Friday morning in an email from Richard McMinn. A family bible that belonged to the Marshall family (owners of Tullymurry House back in the 1800s) was returned to the house on Thursday – St. Patrick’s Day 2016. A woman called Aideen Walsh found the bible in […]

Behind the Scenes

March 11, 2016

A chance to learn about the restoration of Merrion Mews Do you ever wonder about the work that goes into turning one of our properties from a ‘before’ into an ‘after’? Architect Grainne Shaffrey recently gave a fascinating talk about her work on our Merrion Mews, in association with the Irish Architecture Foundation. During a guided […]

Nicholas Robinson Lecture

February 12, 2016

The Follies Trust invites you to a talk by Nicholas Robinson, LANDMARKS AND LANDMARKERS: The Work of the Irish Landmark Trust. Where: The Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 When: 6pm Tuesday 23 February 2016 Nicholas Robinson, a founder and first chairman of the Irish Landmark Trust, is currently president of the Trust. He has […]

Dealing with Damp: Magherintemple Lodge

August 12, 2013

Issues  Gatelodges like many late 19th century buildings achieve a certain amount of natural ventilation by virtue of their construction, through sliding sash windows, patio doors etc. Witnessing a deterioration of the internal plaster, we noted that the traditional culprits of rising damp, high ground levels and leaking pipes and defective gutters were all absent […]