Events Traditional Building Skills Exhibition 2016

Next: Saturday 7 May, 2016

The Irish Georgian Society, Galway County Council and the Office of Public Works present the Traditional Building Skills Exhibition & Conservation Seminar

A weekend of demonstrations and conservation talks, Saturday 7th of May to Sunday 8th of May (10am-5pm) will take place in the grounds of the OPW’s Portumna Castle, County Galway. Portumna Castle will become a one-stop destination for owners in need of accurate, impartial and free advice on caring and repairing their protected structures and heritage buildings.

The is an opportunity to watch two dozen craftspeople demonstrate key traditional building skills needed for the conservation of old buildings, including sash window repairs; stained glass and fanlight conservation; stone carving; dry stonewall construction; use of lime-based mortars; decorative plasterwork; ironwork; slate roofing; mud wall construction; thatching and furniture and clock restoration.

Listen to information and interactive talks on old buildings; their history, maintenance and repair.

Engage one-to-one with conservation architects, engineers, planners, craftsmen, heritage builders and material suppliers about the management and care of your old buildings.

Gather information on heritage building planning law, insurance, finance and related topics.

Talk to representatives at the information stands of the: Association of Architectural Conservation Officers; Building Limes Forum Ireland; CIF Heritage Contractors Register; Galway County Council; Irish Georgian Society; and Irish Horological Craft Forum.

The full programme of talks can be downloaded here.

Entry to the exhibition and talks is free of charge and no booking is necessary.

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