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Traditional Building & Conservation Skills in Action Exhibition

Start Date: 13 Oct 2012
End Date: 14 Oct 2012

The Irish Georgian Society & the Councils of the City and County of Kilkenny, in association with the Office of Public Works, will hold the annual 'Traditional Building & Conservation Skills in Action Exhibition' on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2012* (*10am to 5pm) at Kilkenny Castle*. The exhibition is for owners of period buildings & those interested in architectural conservation & traditional building skills.

Over the course of the weekend, craftspeople will actively demonstrate traditional building skills used in the conservation of old buildings.  Accompanying the exhibition will be two days of traditional building and conservation talks, which will be held at The Parade Tower.

Kilkenny Castle will become a one-stop shop for owners in need of accurate, impartial and free advice on caring and repairing for their period buildings.  Click the following link for a Programme of the scheduled talks.

Admission to both the exhibition and talks are free of charge and no booking is necessary. All are welcome to this family friendly event.

Minister of State, with special responsibility for the OPW, Brian Hayes TD will formally launch the exhibition at 11am Saturday 13th October.

Don't miss the opportunity to see:

* Thatching

* Stone carving

* Brick pointing

* Restoration of timber sash windows

* Traditional ironwork restoration

* Traditional slate dressing

* Decorative plasterwork conservation

* Use of lime-based mortars and renders

* Building of traditional stone walls

* Historic paint effects & gilding

* Pole lath turning

* Furniture restoration

* Stained glass & fanlight conservation

* Hemp & lime floor construction


For further information please contact:

 Irish Georgian Society, Tel 01 676 7053, E-mail:  emmeline.henderson@igs.ie or visit  www.igs.ie <http://www.igs.ie/>

 Kilkenny County Council, Tel 056 779 4925,   E-mail:  dearbhala.ledwidge@kilkennycoco.ie or visit www.kilkennycoco.ie

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