To celebrate traditional skills and crafts in Kerry, five traditional building skills craftspeople (blacksmith, Tomas Allison; thatcher, Liam Broderick; lime practitioner, Hugh Dorrian; stained glass conservator, Glynn Palmer; and joiner Rafal Warszawski) were invited to make their own short video about their work in conserving Kerry’s built heritage. The ‘Kingdom of Skills’ project is a partnership between Kerry County Council and the Irish Georgian Society. It is funded by the Heritage Council and supported by Kerry County Council.
- Characteristics and conservation of traditional slate roofs by Laura Bowen, RIAI Conservation Accredited Architect, and co-author of Dept. Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s Advice Series co-author of the Department’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs.
- Traditional Wrought & Cast Ironwork: history and conservation by Ali Davy, Historic Environment Scotland, & author of the Department’s Advice Series: The Repair of Wrought and Cast Ironwork.
- Kerry’s Thatched Buildings: materials, methods and repairs by Dr Fidelma Mullane, PhD, Sorbonne in vernacular building practices.
- The Importance of Using Lime in Traditional Buildings by Una Ni Mhearain, Grade I RIAI Conservation Accredited Architect & Chairperson, Building Limes Forum Ireland.
- Kerry’s Vernacular Buildings: their significance and survival by Barry O’Reilly, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage.
- Traditional Timber Windows: history and conservation by Dr Nessa Roche, Senior Architectural Advisor, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage and author of Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s Advice Series: A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows.