This year, a SPAB Ireland Working Party will take place at Macreary, Co. Tipperary. The group of structures consist of a historic farmhouse and series of associated outbuildings and boundary walls, on a small farm holding in south-east Tipperary, which most likely has its origins in the late 18th century. It is not a Protected Structure but it is of particular vernacular interest. The holding has stood vacant for a significant period of time and now under new ownership it is in need of significant intervention to prevent further deterioration and loss of the remaining structures.
The working party will provide a unique opportunity for building professionals, craftspeople, general builders, students, homeowners, and experienced enthusiasts alike to learn more about traditional conservation building skills through hands-on experience.
Mullennaglogh, Grangemockler (717 Bus route)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org