SPAB Ireland

In early 2017 a group of Irish SPAB Scholars and Fellows joined together to form SPAB Ireland. SPAB Ireland is the newest branch of the SPAB, and is an active and friendly community that aims to protect and promote the wonderful national built heritage on the whole island of Ireland. SPAB Ireland has its own committee, which currently consists of 14 members. SPAB Ireland is always looking for new volunteers to get involved in activities so don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to take part.

If you join the SPAB, members in Ireland get all of the benefits of the SPAB and SPAB Ireland membership. Membership administration is handled by the SPAB in London, so please join online.

SPAB Ireland has its own Committee, which is currently made up of ten members. There can be up to 12 Committee members, and the term of appointment is three years. Key posts may require availability for up to eight meetings a year outside of working hours.  If you would like to know more about being part of the committee or simply helping out with one or two events, please get in touch with us. Our current Chair is Shóna O'Keeffe.

Guardians for SPAB Ireland are: Shóna O'Keeffe, Triona Byrne, Róisín Beirne, Aoife Howard, Frances Murphy, Gissella Renolfi, Oliver Wilson, Ronan Maguire, Caroline Kearns Gethings and James Powell. 


Stay in touch

If you would like to find out more about SPAB Ireland events and activities, or become a volunteer with SPAB Ireland, please join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter and be kept up to date with current opportunities. Do email us at if you have something you would like to be included. You can also follow SPAB Ireland on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.





We need your help to continue our campaign to protect Ireland's built heritage and promote traditional crafts. Membership is the best way to become a regular supporter of SPAB Ireland and we also welcome donations towards our work.




SPAB Ireland Podcast

In 2021, SPAB Ireland launched the first ever Podcast series, 'Heart to Hearth: Chats about Irish vernacular buildings', a project supported by the Heritage Council under the Heritage Sector Support Fund 2021. Season 1 was hosted by Tríona Byrne and Róisín Beirne, edited by Deirdre Keeley, artwork by Róisín Beirne, theme music by Cillian Byrne.

This project was generously supported by the Heritage Council as part of their Heritage Sector Support Fund 2021.


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