Monday 25 March 2013

Teen Week in Shannon

Teen Week 2013 got under way in Shannon and Scariff Libraries on the week of the 19th of March. 50 students from St. Patrick's Comprehensive School attended Seán Lemass Public Library in Shannon on day one of the programme along with their teacher Mike Scanlon to hear Clare County Council's architectural conservation officer Risteard Ua Cróinín’s presentation on the importance of conserving our traditional buildings. The group included Transition Year and Construction Studies students. Risteard’s informative talk was supplemented by a slide show which demonstrated the quality of the building techniques employed years ago. He offered some very practical advice on how traditional structures might be protected and welcomed questions from the audience. It was apparent to all attending that Dick has a huge depth of knowledge in the area of planning, conservation and local history.

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