Irish Vernacular Roofs

Irish Vernacular Roofs

20/10/2021 - 20/10/2021


General Interest, CPD
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

£5/€6pp - SPAB Members

£6/€7pp - Non-members

Event details

Presented by SPAB Ireland

The final lecture in the 10-part on-line series, 'Conserving Irish Vernacular Houses'.

The series is part of the SPAB Ireland Vernacular Irish Buildings Campaign 2021 and is generously supported by the Heritage Council under the Heritage Sector Support Fund 2021.

Lecture 10: Irish Vernacular Roofs

Wednesday 20 October 2021, 19.00 -  20.30 

Live Online Lecture


£5/€6 pp - SPAB members
£6/€7 pp - Non-members 

Lecture description:

Placing special emphasis on thatch roofs, the lecture will focus on the variety of materials and methods used in coverings on vernacular roofs. The diversity of structures with vernacular roof coverings and their differing forms will be highlighted. The current situation with regard to the conservation of  vernacular buildings, and their roofs in particular, will be discussed. 

About the speaker:

Dr. Fidelma Mullane is a cultural geographer and curator specializing in the study and conservation of vernacular architecture. Advising, teaching and publishing as a specialist and advocate, she concentrates on the topic of historic vernacular buildings, and on the promotion of culturally-appropriate contemporary building practices. She recently curated 'Photographing the 1950s’ at the National Museum of Ireland/Collins Barracks, an exhibition of selected photographs of Ireland as captured by such renowned photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Dorothea Lange. She is currently president of ICOMOS Ireland.

About SPAB Ireland:

SPAB Ireland was established in 2017 as the inaugural Irish branch of the SPAB. Following the return of several recent Irish SPAB Fellows and Scholars to live and work in Ireland, the lack of an SPAB presence has been acutely felt. After a successful open meeting in February 2017, we have established a committee and have started planning how we will bring the SPAB philosophy and ethos to Ireland.


Please note: This lecture will NOT be recorded. The lecture will only be available to view as a live event.


IT requirements: Please note that this is an online lecture and will be held via a webinar platform (Zoom). You will be sent instructions on how to join the session the day before the lecture. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. 

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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