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The series is part of SPAB Ireland's 2022 Campaign - 'Sustainability of Vernacular Irish Buildings' and is supported by the Heritage Council under the Heritage Capacity Funding 2022.

This lecture will cover:
The use of natural materials
Practical information when conserving and renovating old buildings using natural materials
Intangiable heritage - valuing our vernacular building stock
Understanding the character of our vernacular heritage
The importance of place, community and humanity

About the speaker:
With a career spanning 25 years, Feile Butler has worked with architectural firms in London, Australia, New Zealand, Dublin and Sligo. In 2009, she founded her own practice, Roots Architecture, in the north west of Ireland. An established expert in earthen construction, both new, in the form of cob building, and old, in the oversight of repairs to mudwall, earth-bonded stone, and sod construction, she has strong connections with heritage networks throughout Ireland and around the world.

Sustainability is at the core of her work, whether using natural materials for new-build projects or upgrading existing buildings to suit modern living. She has a particular soft spot for the humble cottage.

SPAB Ireland Lecture Series: More than Materials
Image: Féile Butler

General Info

Event Type(s) Talks & Debates
Tickets / Admission Tickets are £6/€7 per person per lecture for members or £7/€8 per person per lecture for non-members. You may book all four lectures at a discount - £20/€24 - Members or £25/€30 - Non-members
Tickets/Booking/RSVP: www.spab.org.uk/...


SPAB Ireland

About In early 2017 a group of Irish SPAB Scholars and Fellows joined together to form SPAB Ireland. SPAB Ireland is the newest branch of the SPAB, and is an active and friendly community that aims to protect and promote the wonderful national built heritage on the whole island of Ireland. SPAB Ireland has its own committee, which currently consists of 12 members. If you would like to find out more about SPAB Ireland events and activities, or become a volunteer with SPAB Ireland, please join our mailing list to be kept up to date with current opportunities or email ireland@spab.org.uk

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