Tuesday 14 October 2014

The Architectural Heritage of County Clare – A talk at X-PO Kilnaboy by Dick Cronin

The first lecture in the X-PO Kilnaboy autumn/winter series is entitled “The Architectural Heritage of County Clare” - an illustrated overview of the architectural "jewels" hidden throughout the county. The guest speaker is Dick Cronin, the Architectural Conservation Officer with Clare County Council. Dick is responsible for the built heritage of the county including historic buildings, vernacular houses, protected structures and architectural conservation areas in towns and villages. Having studied in UCD and UCG, he has worked in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings since the 1980s. In 1986 using local skills he restored Dysert O'Dea Castle which has been open to the public since as The Clare Archaeology Centre and Trail. He has published widely on the local history, archaeology, built environment and place names of County Clare and gives regular lectures to interested groups and third level colleges. Dick has served on three occasions as editor of the county archaeological journal "The Other Clare". The talk takes place at the X-PO in Kilnaboy on Wednesday October 29th at 8.00 pm. All are welcome to the talk which is free of charge. More information 087 292 54 87.

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