14.08.2019 / IE News

National Heritage Week 2019

National Heritage week takes place every year at the end of August, whereby many national and local community organisations take part in events throughout the country, to build awareness of the importance of heritage and conservation. Between Saturday 17th and Tuesday 27th of August, there will be an array of activities for everyone to enjoy.

As a Certified Heritage Contractors, we are very supportive of this nationwide initiative. JJ Rhatigan has a wealth of experience of carrying out construction works on civic buildings and protected structures. We take the utmost care to ensure that all of the buildings features and materials, which are critical to the structure’s character, are maintained and restored. Our Civic and Heritage division has the technical ability, management and resources to successfully carry out and deliver conservation projects, restoring buildings to their former glory.

Talks are taking place from 11am to 4pm, Saturday 17th August in Thomas Burgh House, with entry from Newmarket Square or St. Luke’s Avenue. All are welcome to attend. The itinerary for the day is as follows:

11:00 – Archdeacon Gordon Linney – Remembering the parish of Saint Luke’s
11:30 – Cathy Scuffil, Dcc Historian In Residence – Burials at Saint Luke’s. A who’s who of Liberties Industrialists
12:10 – Claire Walsh, Archaeological Projects Ltd. – Archaeological discoveries at Saint Luke’s, Newmarket and The Coombe
12:50 – Derek Naughton, Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects – The New Pocket Park and Graveyard at Saint Luke’s
14:00 – Grainne Shaffrey, Shaffrey Architects – Saint Luke’s Conservation Plan – the road to rescue
14:30 – Derek Tynan, DTA Architects – A Building Within a Building: the adaptive reuse of Thomas Burgh House.
15:00 – Cora Coleman, Carrig – The Conservation of a Ruin.

Visit our project page to see more information about Thomas Burgh House: https://www.jjrhatigan.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/St.-Luke%E2%80%99s-Church-Thomas-Burgh-House-1.pdf