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architectural conservation

21 August 2010

Georgian folly to get new lease of life after funding grant

The late Mariga Guinness, a co-founder of the Irish Georgian Society, once claimed that “Ireland has more follies to the acre than anywhere else in the world”. Now a “unique” architectural folly in...

14 July 2010

Beginning of new chapter for Belfast’s Central Library

It’s been around since before Belfast was even a city “” and it’s starting to show its age. Belfast Central Library is undergoing a painstaking facelift to counter the rigours of more than...

24 February 2010

1m scheme to restore farm buildings

Traditional Irish farm buildings are to be rescued from demolition by a new EU-funded grant scheme. The Heritage Council, which has expressed concern many buildings are “being lost through neglect”, is to administer...

09 December 2000

Conservation is the key to the castle

Few castles in Ireland possess as majestic a defensive setting as that of Dunamase, a medieval stone fortress in Co Laois, about four miles outside Portlaoise. The fact that it stands high over...