Conserving your Dublin Period House: Lectures 2015
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 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 repair.
Talks, which will commence on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 from 1pm to 2pm and continue for 12 weeks, will take place in the Octagonal Room, at City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. It is possible to attend all, one, or as many of the talks as you wish. The talks are priced at €10 (€5 students), which you may pay for at the door (space permitting) or book in advance for a special reduced price of €100 (€50 students) for all 12 lectures.
Complementary to the Tuesday talks will be a Saturday morning walking tour, at an additional cost of €10 (€5 students).
Tuesday 3rd March
Dublin’s Domestic Architecture: its historic stylistic evolution
Charles Duggan, Heritage Officer, Dublin City Council
Tuesday 10th March
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine: Practical Building Conservation and Maintenance
Frank Keohane, Chartered Building Surveyor accredited in Building Conservation
Tuesday 24th March
Historic Windows: their history, significance and conservation
Dr Nessa Roche, Architectural Conservation Advisor, Architectural Heritage Advisory Unit, DoAHG & author of DoAHG Advice Series A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows
Tuesday 31st March
My House is a Protected Structure: what does this mean?
Examining policy and legislation, Jacqui Donnelly, Architect, Architectural Heritage Advisory Unit, DoAHG
Tuesday 7th April
Energy Performance in Protected Structures: planning implications and grants
Carl Raftery and Sarah Halpin, Conservation Research Officer, Dublin City Council
Tuesday 14th April
Dublin’s Historic Doors & Staircases: their stylistic evolution & conservation
Peter Clarke, Retired former lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology
Tuesday 21st April
Historic Ironwork: its history, significance and conservation
Karl Rapple, member of the Irish Artistic Blacksmiths Association
Tuesday 28th April
Historic Bricks: their history, significance and conservation
Susan Roundtree, former Senior Architect, Dublin City Council & co-author of DoAHG Advice Series, A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brickwork
Tuesday 5th May
Historic Pointing Techniques in Dublin & the Importance of Using Lime
Grainne Shaffrey, Principal, Shaffrey Associates Architects, Grade I RIAI Conservation practice and co-author of DoAHG Advice Series: ACCESS: Improving the Accessibility of Historic Buildings and Places.
Tuesday 12th May
Sensitively Extending your Period House
Nicki Matthews, Dublin City Council Conservation Officer & member of the RIAI Historic Buildings Committee
Tuesday 19th May
Historic Decorative Plasterwork: its history, significance and conservation
Andrew Smith, historic plasterwork conservator
Tuesday 26th May
Keeping the Water Out and What to Do When the Water Gets in
Lisa Edden, consultant structural engineer & co-author of DoAHG Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs