Architecture Content

Our architectural heritage is one of the most tangible aspects of our heritage. By conserving our historic buildings we help to preserve them for future generations to enjoy as part of their heritage, just as we do now.

Our Initiatives

The Heritage Council is involved in many initiatives to protect, preserve and enhance our heritage. In this section you will find information about our initiatives related to Architecture.

Traditional Building Craft Skills
The Heritage Council intends to provide a register of training initiatives in Traditional Building Craft Skills on its website. The register will contain two categories - certified courses and training which includes the informal handing-on of skills.

GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme
In partnership with the Dept. of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, the Heritage Council administers a grants scheme to GLAS participants on the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings.

Curtilage Study: Useful Principles for Protected Structures
Protection of a protected structure extends to the land and structures lying within its curtilage. The Heritage Council sought to clarify how to determine the curtilage of a protected structure.

Áras Na hOidhreachta: HQ of the Heritage Council
The Heritage Council moved into its new home at Áras Na hOidhreachta in 2008 after careful planning for its conservation.

Mayglass Farmhouse 1998 Before Restoration

The Mayglass Farmstead
Mounting the first project of its kind ever undertaken in Ireland, the Heritage Council succeeded in conserving this special place using traditional skills such as thatching and mud-wall construction.