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SPAB Ireland asks for nominees for its committee


The first Annual General Meeting of the Irish branch of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings will be held on 17 May 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

At the AGM, SPAB will elect a new committee for the coming year. Put yourself forward for a position on this committee if you would like to get involved in the running of SPAB Ireland. The committee currently has 12 members who meet approximately every 6 weeks. At meetings the committee plan events, discuss potential opportunities, and make decisions on how to achieve the aims of the Irish branch – namely, the promotion of tradition craft skills and protection of our built heritage.

Requirements for committee members include a keen interest in Ireland’s wealth of historic buildings, and energy and enthusiasm to put words into action. Committee members should commit to attending a minimum of 50% of meetings. Committee members are required to be members of the SPAB, but a one-month grace period following election on to the committee to organise membership will be allowed.

If you are interested in joining the Committee, complete this form and return it to spabireland@gmail.com no later than the 23 April. A ballot will then be circulated to those eligible to vote. Please note that only SPAB members are eligible to vote.

Following the AGM , at 7.15pm, SPAB will host a special guest lecture on Vernacular Architecture by Christiaan Corlett, an archaeologist with the National Monuments Service, and author of numerous books, including ‘Wicklow’s Traditional Farmhouses’ and ‘Antiquities of West Mayo’. This is sure to be a fascinating talk, highlighting vernacular buildings and traditional crafts, which make up such a vital part of Ireland’s built heritage. If you’re unable to make it to the AGM, you are more than welcome to come along to the lecture and wine reception. There is a suggested donation of €10 for the evening.