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Learning Overview

We are passionate about knowledge-sharing within the heritage community.  Here you’ll find slides from lectures we’ve hosted or delivered, as well as resources to use in the classroom at primary, post-primary, and post-secondary levels. Because we put so much time and effort into the process of conservation, we also share our up-to-date information on the care and maintenance of historic structures.

 

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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 – […]

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Richard Calder: Managing Fire Safety in Ireland’s State Properties

October 31, 2018

Richard has recently taken up the post of Technical Head of Fire and Security in the Office of Public Works providing fire safety expertise in support of Heritage Section, the Major, Intermediate and Minor Works Projects and Maintenance Sections.  The property portfolio includes such high profile premises as Dublin Castle, Farmleigh, Áras an Uachtaráin, Rathfarnham Castle and Kilmainham Gaol

Richard Calder (AMIChemE, PG Dip Fire Safety in Buildings and Other Structures (With Distinction), CEng MIEI) has over 20 years’ experience in Private Practise in the Consulting Engineering Environment with Forbes Leslie Network/FLN Consulting Engineers.  While continuing to work full time he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety in Buildings and Other Structures in 2009, graduating first in the class and receiving the Chief Fire Officers’ Association Award.  Richard has consulted on numerous high profile heritage buildings including Marsh’s Library, The National Library of Ireland, Richmond Barracks and the recently refurbished National Gallery of Ireland which was the winner in the Culture/Public Building Category at the RIAI Awards 2018.

 

Úna Ní Mhearáin: Fire safety measures in the City Assembly House

October 31, 2018

Úna Ni Mhearáin,FRIAI, has recently overseen the conservation of City Assembly House for the Irish Georgian Society.   Of particular interest for Irish Landmark's conference were the steps taken to meet the fire safety regulations.

Úna is an architect with 30 years’ experience in the field of architecture and conservation. She is a Grade 1 Conservation Architect and works for Consarc.

In addition to the City Assembly House project, other recent projects include; the repair and conservation works, and a new exhibition space at the former Parliament House, (Bank of Ireland), College Green; Adare Manor, Co. Limerick; Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo; and Headfort House, Co. Meath.

Úna is currently chair of the Building Limes Forum Ireland and a board member of ICOMOS.

Michael O’Boyle: The challenges facing Irish Landmark at the Georgian Townhouse

October 31, 2018

Michael O’Boyle, is a member of Irish Landmark Trust's Property Committee, and a member of the steering committee overseeing the necessary upgrading of the Georgian Townhouse to compliance with fire safety regulations.

A Grade 1 Conservation Architect, Michael became a trustee of the Irish Landmark Trust in October 217.   He is a director of Bluett & O’Donoghue Architects, with offices in Dublin and Kilkenny.  Michael’s work encompasses a wide range of historic buildings, large and small, where innovative conservation-led fire safety solutions are required.  He has just completed work on five courthouse buildings (Cork, Limerick, Mullingar, Waterford and Wexford), which involved the sensitive integration of complex modern facilities with historic building fabric.   Current projects include the refurbishment and extension of St. Mary’s Knockbeg College (Carlow), Leitrim Civic Offices, and Cavan Arts Centre.  Michael has served on the Architecture Committee of The Heritage Council and the Conservation Accreditation Board of the RIAI. He is a trustee of the Buildings of Ireland Charitable Trust and is consultant conservation architect to Tipperary County Council.

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Looking for that really special gift? You can buy an Irish Landmark gift voucher online here. You'll not only give your friends a wonderful break away, but you'll also help to build our community of supporters.

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Irish Landmark Trust is a registered charity. We rely on the generosity of our community of Landmarkers, donors, and trustees to ensure that our past has a future. Please support our work to save, share, and sustain Ireland’s built heritage.

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