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Maintain to Retain

16th November 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join Ulster Architectural Heritage and Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative for a series of talks, demonstrations and site visits in Carrickfergus to learn about the importance of maintenance and traditional skills for your historic building as part of Maintenance Week NI.


Guest speakers including Conservation Building Surveyor, Chris McCollum will be discussing the importance of maintenance and highlighting specific elements to keep your building in check. Tríona Byrne from the Ireland branch of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) will talk to us about SPAB, as well as her experience as a Conservation Structural Engineer. Demonstrations from County Carlow Lime Company and Heritage Lime Products, advice and guidance will be given from skilled crafts people who have worked on historic buildings, where after we will be visiting a live projects to see repair and reuse in the context of historic buildings, including the Andrew Jackson Cottage and Carrickfergus Castle.

Free Event – Book Now.

14:00 – 14:30 UAH & Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative

14:30 – 15:00 Chris McCollum, Historic Building Surveyor – Importance of maintenance and repair

15:00 – 17:00 Skills demonstrations (County Carlow Lime Company, Heritage Lime Products and more, TBC) 

15:00 – 17:00 Site visits (including Andrew Jackson Cottage led by Chris McCollum and Carrickfergus Castle with Dermot MacRandal, Historic Environment Division)

17:00 – 17:20  Caroline Maguire, Senior Architect (Historic Environment Division) on General Principles and Best Practice

17:20 – 18:00 TrĂ­ona Byrne, SPAB – Introduction to SPAB and experience as a Conservation Structural Engineer

If available join us after for further conservation conversation at Ownies, Carrickfergus.

*Schedule may be subject to change.

Supported by the Department for Communities: Historic Environment Division through the Heritage at Risk NI Project and Heritage Lottery Fund through the Mid & East Antrim, Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative.


16th November 2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Carrickfergus Townhall
2b Joymount Street
Carrickfergus, BT38 7DN United Kingdom


02890 550 213


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