Our ‘lime repair workshops’, funded under the Heritage Council Stewardship Grant, are perfectly suited to anyone with even a casual interest in the upkeep and repair of historic and vernacular architecture. The workshops will take place daily in an outdoor ‘classroom’ and focus on repair works to a rear 19th century boundary wall, which separates the Irish Heritage School (IHS) campus from the adjacent walled garden. The IHS campus will provide all required welfare and kitchen facilities during breaks. Each workshop provides real ‘hands-on’ experience and will be led by conservation builder Padraig McIntyre, who has coordinated numerous conservation programs on local and regional buildings including at Follys Acre, Birr Castle and Kinnity Hall. Booking is strictly only for 18+ and places are reserved on a ‘first come, first served basis’.

Where: Johns Hall, Johns Mall, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 Y927.

When: The workshops will run from the 20th to 24th September 2022 from 9am to 5pm daily.

How: Just click on the below link and commit to a minimum of one day.

This community workshop was made possible by the support of both Offaly Heritage Council and the Heritage Council Stewardship grant.

*Please note that places are strictly limited, so only commit to a day if you are sure you can make it. Thank you!