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Traditional Skills – Building a Sustainable Sector

Traditional Skills – Building a Sustainable Sector

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Atlantic Technological University

Old Dublin Road

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FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR ON TRADITIONAL BUILDING SKILLS SECTOR NEEDS IN IRELAND AND OFF SITE WORKSHOP AT THE IRISH WORKHOUSE CENTRE PORTUMNA

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ATU HOSTS A FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR ON TRADITIONAL BUILDING SKILLS SECTOR NEEDS IN IRELAND AND OFF SITE WORKSHOP AT THE IRISH WORKHOUSE CENTRE PORTUMNA

A one-day seminar on the needs of the traditional building skills sector in Ireland will be held at Atlantic Technological University, Galway city, on Friday, 3 June, 2022, followed by a workshop and demonstration of traditional skills the following day, Saturday 4 June, at the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna. Both events are free and funded by The Heritage Council.

Book Tickets for - Seminar Friday June 3rd - ATU Galway City - Old Dublin Road Galway - H91 T8NW

The seminar on Friday, 3 June, in the Galway International Hotel School, ATU Galway, will be a panel discussion between representative of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB Ireland) education providers and representatives of the traditional skills sector. It will focus on action points outlined in the recently published report “A Living Tradition: A Strategy to Enhance the Understanding, Minding and Handing on of Our Built Vernacular Heritage - prepared by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

The report sets out actions to ensure that vernacular skills are sustainable within the next generation and calls for the involvement of individuals and bodies to analyse the current state and future needs of sector, through public events involving stakeholders, such as these ATU events in June.

Book Tickets for - Workshop Saturday June 4th - Irish Workhouse Centre - St Brigid's Road, Portumna, Galway, H53 EK74

Saturday’s event will be a one-day traditional skills workshop aimed at those who wish to upskill or learn more about traditional buildings skills at the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna Co Galway. It will include a practical workshop on traditional lime mortars with MATHIEU & MITCHELL LTD, introduction to and mixing of traditional lime mortars, followed by practical demonstration of lime plastering and pointing using natural hydraulic mortars.

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