Saturday 10th December 2016 from 11am until 5pm, Dublin Civic Trust who now reside at 18 Ormond Quay Upper Dublin will hold a book sale of their many publications covering interests from the streets of Dublin to best practice in maintaining your heritage building.
Perfect Christmas gifts, walking tours of Dublin, Conservation and restoration manuals, Trees of Trinity, and many, many more…….
Drop in and get to know the Civic Trust. They Rock!
Tony Mac Mahon, Farewell to Music
For those of you within driving distance of Dundalk town there will be a very interesting talk given by Fiachra Mac Gabhann this Friday June 10th on Irish Place Names. It will be well worth attending. No booking needed.
An Archive of Our Past: Placenames and Sense of Place
Speaker: Fiachra Mac Gabhann
Venue: Wellington Hall, St. Mary’s Road, Dundalk
Date: Friday, June 10th 2016
Organisers: Dundalk Culture Club
Toponymy – the study of Place Names – gives us a fascinating and unique access to our past. It connects us to the landscape and nature and is a wellspring of geographical, historical and mythical information.
Fiachra Mac Gabhann presents a talk that will draw on his extraordinary ten volume study of the Place Names of County Mayo, Logainmneacha Mhaigh Eo, to examine some of the intricacies of these themes and piece together some of what has been lost, and offer perspectives on the historical and cultural significance of Irish placenames to our sense of identity.
Admission is Free but donations are welcome.
This event has been organised by the Dundalk Culture Club.
Some of you might be interested in this two day conference at Liberty Hall. The event is free but you must register through the email at the bottom of this press release. It is a public event and open to all.
31st May-June 1st
List of speakers can be found here: http://conflictandthecity.ie/speakers/
CONFLICT + THE CITY – Public Conference in Liberty Hall Theatre (FREE)
Dublin City Council’s Heritage Office, in conjunction with UCD Decade of Centenaries, is organising a two-day Public Conference entitled‘Conflict + The City’ in Liberty Hall Theatre. The Conference is aimed at the general public and admission is free.
Over the two days speakers will engage with the audience in discussing the effect of war on the streets and buildings of cities, the rebuilding that then happens and how this affects the way we experience our cities today. Day one will mostly concentrate on Dublin post-rebellion (and post-1922) and then broaden out to look at major cities across Europe with international speakers focusing on Beirut and Berlin. Day two will look at Jerusalem, Belfast, Sarajevo, and the contemporary situation in Calais, for examples.
Speaking about the conference, Charles Duggan, Heritage Officer with Dublin City Council said “This conference is designed for the general public, for anyone who has an interest in Dublin and how the city was rebuilt after the conflicts that took place from 1916 to 1922. But as well as that, we will be placing Dublin in a greater European context and looking at the effect of conflicts on other great European cities. A host of International speakers, together with local experts will deliver talks on an aspect of the city that has yet to be explored.”
Dr. Ellen Rowley of UCD said “Staying in the twentieth century, this two-day public conference will present research into various architectures of war and cities in repair, from Beirut to Blitz-time London; from Cold War bunkers to Belfast’s peace-lines. Today, in Dublin, much of how we move through, spend time in and experience the city comes out of the 1920s reconstruction projects. The scars of conflict and the efforts towards rebuilding resonate through Dublin’s architecture, almost 100 years later.”
The conference is free but booking is essential.
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Please see Press Release attached from the owners of Thomas Read’s, Ireland’s Oldest Shop. See also this link http://thegentlemansoldier.com/Thomas-Read-of-Dublin.html for additional information.
10th March 2014
Reeds, Number 4 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
In response to and clarification of RTE’s Morning Ireland coverage on 7th March 2014
No 4 Parliament Street is a private property owned by a private individual who having acquired the building two years ago, wishes to restore the property to its original status as a cutlery shop and as a private home.
The owner’s interest is in the conservation not renovation of both the building and the original shop.
It is not going to be developed nor refurbished, no change of use is planned and the business is to be reopened.
The owner has invested considerable time and resources in the conservation and restoration of the building over the last two years, including the following:
- A world renowned author on history of the family, its business and the store.
- A senior archivist was appointed to archive thousands of the products and materials found within the building.
- All works to date including the archiving have been photographed and filmed for future publication.
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Any questions relating to the architecture please contact:
Mr James Kelly RIAI RIBA
Kelly and Cogan
Architects and Design Consultants
81 North King Street
Tel: 01 8721295
Fax: 01 8747476