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October 12, 2009

Lessons from Henrietta to bring eighteenth century to life

Lessons from Henrietta to bring eighteenth century to life

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Emer Costello, launches the “˜Learning from Henrietta’ conservation seminar on Monday, 12th October, 2009 at 11am at Kings Inns. The seminar’s main focus will be on encouraging discussion on the repair and use of eighteenth century urban houses. It will also look at the lessons we can learn from the recently completed first phase of stabilisation works to Nos 3 and 14 Henrietta Street.

Other topics to be discussed on the day include ideas for the design competition for the infill of 16 Henrietta Street, fabric repair, and the implementation of the Henrietta Street Conservation Plan. The seminar finishes with a panel discussion featuring, among others, City Architect Ali Grehan and City Planner Dick Gleeson. Many of those taking part in the panel discussion have been involved in conserving Henrietta Street – one of the finest intact Georgian Streets in Europe.

The Lord Mayor commented “I am delighted to launch this seminar on the subject of conservation of eighteenth century buildings with a focus on Henrietta Street in particular. Dublin has many examples of these fine buildings and it is vitally important that their future is safeguarded for generations to come. I commend Dublin City Council for their ongoing conservation work particularly in conserving the eighteenth century streetscape of Henrietta Street.”