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Wednesday 28 February: Irish Brickmaking: history, maintenance and repair seminar

Wednesday 28 February: Irish Brickmaking: history, maintenance and repair seminar

“There’s more to brick than meets the eye”: Irish Brickmaking, maintenance and repair seminar

Date: Wednesday 28 February

Time: 11am-2pm

Venue: Lurgan Masonic Hall, Windsor Avenue, Lurgan

Book on Eventbright at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/825377194407

Join archaeologist Stephen Gilmore and conservation architect Susan Roundtree as they provide an insight into the history of brickmaking in Ireland. This event will provide

1. An overview of the history of brickmaking and brick use in Ulster with an emphasis on how the North Armagh and County Tyrone brick industries

2.Tips on how to identify different types of bricks and brickwork

3. Conservation principles associated with brickwork and the common problems which occur

4. Advice on the do’s and don’ts of historic brickwork repair

About the Speakers:

Susan Roundtree, a conservation architect, is a brickwork expert who has written extensively on the topic. She is author of the recently published gazeteer ‘Brickmaking in Ireland‘.

Stephen Gilmore, is an archaeologist with the Northern Archaeological Consultancy, who in 2016 was involved in the excavation of an historic brickworks at Carrickvale, in Lurgan. He is currently undertaking PhD research on the topic of brickmaking in Ulster.

This event has been kindly funded by the DfC:Historic Environment Division through their Historic Revival Stream Fund.

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