The Irish Georgian Society, Galway County Council and the Office of Public Works are partnering to present a weekend of traditional building skills demonstrations and conservation talks on Saturday 7 May to Sunday 8 May (10am-5pm each day) at the OPW’s Portumna Castle, County Galway. Portumna Castle will become a one-stop destination for owners in need of accurate, impartial and free advice on caring and repairing their protected structures and heritage buildings.
This is an opportunity to watch two dozen craftspeople demonstrate key traditional building skills needed for the conservation of old buildings, including sash window repairs; stained glass and fanlight conservation; stone carving; dry stonewall construction; use of lime-based mortars; decorative plasterwork; ironwork; slate roofing; mud wall construction; thatching; and furniture and clock restoration.
In tandem with the demonstrations are two-days of interactive talks on the history, maintenance and repair of old buildings.
Attendance at all demonstrations and talks is free of charge and no booking is necessary. Click HERE for the full programme of demonstrations and talks.