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Contents:

1.1 Key-people identified:

  • Alan Gailey, Author of "Rural Houses of the North of Ireland" (John Donald Publishers, Edinburgh, 1984), result of a survey made in the early 1980's.
  • Amanda Pathloe, Offaly County Council / She realized numerous studies/inventories on the vernacular architecture in the County Offaly.
  • Anne-Marie & Ger Egan, Owners of a traditional mud house – Effin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick / they worked on its restoration/reconstruction with the builder Dave Brickenden.
  • Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, Lecturer, University College Dublin (School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics) – Dublin / The Department of Irish Folklore has an extensive collection of information on folk traditions, including the results of a questionnaire on the subject of clay walls and vernacular construction from the 1950s.
  • Barry O'Reilly, Archaeologist / Survey Controller, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) – Moyglass, Co. Tipperary / He has been deeply involved in the National Inventory and on vernacular architecture over the past decades.
  • Cáit Ní Cheallacháin, Architect – Limerick / she worked on the restoration/reconstruction of the Effin mud house (Kilmallock, Co. Limerick).
  • Catryn Power, Archaeologist, Cork County Council – Cork / She has been tremendously involved in the study of vernacular architecture.
  • Colm Murray, Architect, Heritage Council - Kilkenny
  • Dave Brickenden, Builder - Cratloe, Co. Clare / He worked on the reconstruction of the Effin mud house (Kilmallock, Co. Limerick).
  • Dave Flannery, The Village: Sustainable Projects Ireland Limited (SPIL) - Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary.
  • David & Libby Grant, self-builders of a contemporary mud house - Owning, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny.
  • Deirdre Conroy, Convenor of the Vernacular Architecture Subcommittee (ICOMOS Ireland), Planning consultant-Historic Buildings-Interior Project Management- Fine art Investment consultant – Dublin.
  • Deirdre McDermott, Architect, Deirdre Mac Dermott and Associates, member of the Vernacular Architecture Subcommittee (ICOMOS Ireland) - Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.
  • Dermot Nolan, Conservation engineer, Dermot Nolan & Associates Historic Building Consultants/Consulting Engineers - Bray Co. Wicklow / He has been directly involved in the Mayglass project (restoration of a traditional mud house).
  • Edward Byrne, Director, Traditional Lime Company Ltd - Tullow, Co. Carlow / He worked on the restoration of the Mayglass mud house (Co. Wexford).
  • Gary Wells-Lakeland, Architect, Centre for Irish Earthen Architecture - Ballincollig, Co.Cork.
  • Grellan D. Rourke, President of ICOMOS Irlande – Dublin.
  • Jimmy Lenehan, Thatcher – Kilkenny / he made the thatched roof of the Grant's house (Owning).
  • John O'Neill, Centre for traditional skills - Lisford, Co. Waterford.
  • Kevin McCabe, Builder - Ottery St Mary, Devon (UK) / He trained several builders and self-builders in Ireland using cob.
  • Linda Watson, Architect, Centre for Earthen Architecture, University of Plymouth, Faculty of Arts - School of Architecture & Design – Plymouth, Devon (UK).
  • Mary Hanna, Architect – Dublin / She was involved in the Mayglass project when she was working at the Heritage Council.
  • Matthew Whelan, Qualified Thatcher - Johnstown Duncormick, County Wexford.
  • Mona Hallinan, Conservation Officer, Cork County Council – Cork.
  • Paddy Shaffrey, Author / He published numerous books on the Irish vernacular architecture: "Irish Countryside Buildings" (The O' Brien Press), "High rises of Irish Towns ", (Templegate Publishers, Springfield, Illinois), " The Irish Town: the Year Approach to Survival " (O'Brien Press, Dublin, 1975).
  • Pat Ruane, Conservation Officer, Cork City Council – Cork / He worked on the project Mayglass from 1998 till 2000 with Dermot Nolan (Conservation engineer).
  • Tom Wooley, Professor of Architecture, Head of the Department of Architecture, Queen's University – Belfast / He is a founder member of the Ecological Design Association and Chair of the UK wide Association of Community Technical Aid Centres, which publishes a Green Building Digest. His current areas of research include straw bale construction and sustainable approaches to rural regeneration.
  • William Cumming, Director of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) – Dublin.

 

1.2 Key-institutions identified:

  • Ecovillage: The Village: Sustainable Projects Ireland Limited (SPIL) - Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary (contact: Dave Flannery) / The ecovillage has several sustainable architectural projects using earth as a material (cob, wattle and daub) / www.thevillage.ie
  • Education and Training: The Centre for Irish Earthen Architecture - Ballincollig, Co.Cork (contact: Gary Wells-Lakeland) / http://homepage.eircom.net/~centreirishearthenarchitecture/index-page11.html
  • Heritage institution: The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) - Dublin / www.buildingsofireland.ie
  • Heritage institution: The Heritage Council – Kilkenny / www.heritagecouncil.ie
  • Heritage institution: ICOMOS Ireland – Dublin / www.icomos.ie
  • Training and promotion: The Hollies. Centre for Practical Sustainability – Castletown, Enniskeane, Co. Cork / Since 1999, The Hollies has been developing educational programs and putting in place examples of various natural building techniques. The Hollies is particularly known as the prime place for the revival of cob building in Ireland / http://theholliesonline.com
  • University: University College Dublin (School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics) – Dublin / www.ucd.ie/icsifl/pg_programmes_welcome.htm

 

1.3 Key-people contacted:

  • Dave Brickenden, Builder - Cratloe, Co. Clare.
  • Edward Byrne, Director, Traditional Lime Company Ltd - Tullow, Co. Carlow.
  • Deirdre Conroy, Convenor of the Vernacular Architecture Subcommittee (ICOMOS Ireland) – Dublin.
  • William Cumming, Director of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) – Dublin.
  • Anne-Marie & Ger Egan, Owners of a traditional mud house – Effin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.
  • Dave Flannery, The Village: Sustainable Projects Ireland Limited (SPIL) - Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary.
  • David & Libby Grant, self-builders of a contemporary mud house - Owning, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny.
  • Mona Hallinan, Conservation Officer, Cork County Council – Cork.
  • Mary Hanna, Architect – Dublin.
  • Kevin McCabe, Builder - Ottery St Mary, Devon (UK).
  • Deirdre McDermott, Architect, Deirdre Mac Dermott and Associates, member of the Vernacular Architecture Subcommittee (ICOMOS Ireland) - Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.
  • Colm Murray, Architect, Heritage Council - Kilkenny
  • Cáit Ní Cheallacháin, Architect – Limerick.
  • Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, Lecturer, University College Dublin (School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics) – Dublin.
  • Dermot Nolan, Conservation engineer, Dermot Nolan & Associates Historic Building Consultants/Consulting Engineers - Bray Co. Wicklow.
  • Barry O'Reilly, Archaeologist / Survey Controller, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) – Moyglass, Co. Tipperary.
  • Catryn Power, Archaeologist, Cork County Council – Cork.
  • Grellan D. Rourke, President of ICOMOS Irlande – Dublin.
  • Pat Ruane, Conservation Officer, Cork City Council – Cork.
  • Linda Watson, Architect, Centre for Earthen Architecture, University of Plymouth, Faculty of Arts - School of Architecture & Design – Plymouth, Devon (UK).
  • Gary Wells-Lakeland, Architect, Centre for Irish Earthen Architecture - Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
  • Matthew Whelan, Qualified Thatcher - Johnstown Duncormick, County Wexford.

 

 

1.4 Sites identified:

  • Contemporary mud house - Owning, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny.
  • The Centre for Irish Earthen Architecture - Ballincollig, Co.Cork / http://homepage.eircom.net/~centreirishearthenarchitecture/index-page11.html
  • The Village: Sustainable Projects Ireland Limited - Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary / www.thevillage.ie
  • The Hollies. Centre for Practical Sustainability – Castletown, Enniskeane, Co. Cork / http://theholliesonline.com
  • Traditional lime company - Tullow, Co. Carlow / www.traditionallime.com
  • Traditional mud house (restoration and reconstruction) - Effin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.
  • Traditional mud house (restoration) - Mayglass, Co. Wexford / www.mayglass-2000.ie
  • Traditional mud houses in the county of Wexford, Offaly, Meath, Dublin (North).

 

1.5 Sites visited:

  • Contemporary mud house - Owning, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny.
  • Traditional lime company - Tullow, Co. Carlow.
  • Traditional mud house (restoration and reconstruction) - Effin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.
  • Traditional mud house (restoration) - Mayglass, Co. Wexford.
  • Traditional mud houses in the counties of Wexford, Offaly, Meath, Dublin (north).

 

1.6 Contributors to the cartography:

  • Dave Brickenden, Builder - Cratloe, Co. Clare.
  • Edward Byrne, Director, Traditional Lime Company Ltd - Tullow, Co. Carlow.
  • Deirdre Conroy, Convenor of the Vernacular Architecture Subcommittee (ICOMOS Ireland) – Dublin.
  • William Cumming, Director of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) – Dublin.
  • Deirdre McDermott, Architect, Deirdre Mac Dermott and Associates, member of the Vernacular Architecture Subcommittee (ICOMOS Ireland) - Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.
  • Dermot Nolan, Conservation engineer, Dermot Nolan & Associates Historic Building Consultants/Consulting Engineers - Bray Co. Wicklow.
  • Barry O'Reilly, Archaeologist / Survey Controller, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) – Moyglass, Co. Tipperary.
 
 
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