Who’s it for?
This event unites construction trades and professionals, historic property owners, students and anyone interested in learning more about conservation, maintenance, ecological and archaeological considerations for historic buildings.
Where’s it taking place?
This year’s Working Party is taking place at An Cabhail Mhór, a 16th century plantation fort ruin in Killinaboy, Co. Clare.
When is it?
August 17-19th. Participants can come for one day or stay the whole weekend, with free camping available on site. Friday and Saturday will be practical workshops where participants can learn hands-on skills like hot mixed lime preparation and usage for re-pointing and structural repairs, as well as maintenance and alternative wall capping techniques. There will be a public open day on Sunday 19th August, with interactive demonstrations from traditional craftspeople and talks from local history groups.
How much does it cost?
Non-SPAB members: €25 per day (Friday or Saturday), or €40 for the full weekend.
SPAB Members: €15 per day (Friday or Saturday) or €25 for the full weekend. Sunday’s public open day is free of charge.
How do I take part?
If you’re interested in finding out more or registering for the Working Party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form or register at https://t.co/9OXmiljeVk to take part. The deadline for returned application forms is 27 July.
About SPAB Ireland
has been 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.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.