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This free, family friendly, community built heritage event will take place in Ireland’s finest Georgian town, Birr, County Offaly on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June from 10am to 5pm.
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre will become a one-stop destination for old buildings owners in need of accurate, impartial, and free advice on their care and repair.
Throughout the weekend over twenty craftspeople will demonstrate the key traditional skills needed for the conservation and maintenance of old buildings, including sash window repairs; use of lime-based mortars; decorative plasterwork; ironwork; slate roofing; thatching, stained glass and fanlight conservation; sign writing, stone carving; dry stone wall construction; and wallpaper-making to name a few.
The exhibition will be complemented by a programme of free hourly interactive talks, scheduled to take place over the two days. While on Saturday 15th June, to coincide with Creative Ireland’s Cruinniú na nÓg, there will be free hourly children’s craft workshops.
The exhibition is delivered by the Irish Georgian Society and its IGS Birr Chapter, in partnership with Offaly County Council and with grant support from the Heritage Council, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Creative Ireland.

Offaly’s Heritage Buildings Show: traditional building skills demonstrations & architecture and conservation talks.

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Event Type(s) Festivals
Admission / Cost FREE
More Info www.igs.ie/...


Irish Georgian Society

About The Irish Georgian Society is a charity established to conserve, protect, and foster a keen interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. These aims are achieved through its scholarly and conservation education programmes, through its support of conservation projects and planning issues, and vitally, through its members and their activities.
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