Connemara Open Day Lime Workshop

Lime Mortars for our Traditionally Built Buildings

Tuesday 29th August 2017 9:00am-4:30pm

Venue The Coastguard Station, Cleggan.

The Workshop demonstration the use of lime mortars, will be of interest to those specifying or working with mortars for the repair of traditional buildings.

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Russborough Lime Kiln Maintenance Day

BLFI and SPAB Ireland

An opportunity to work on a recently restored traditional lime kiln guided by experts.

Saturday 6th May 9:00am-5:00pm

You are welcome to come later / leave earlier / drop in

Buy your own lunch at the café


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6pm Thursday 11th May

Irish Architectural Archive,
No.45 Merrion Square East, Dublin 4
All Welcome (suggested donation €10 to BLFI)

7.15pm talk by Fernando Vegas y Camilla Mileto

Escuela Técnica de Arquitectura, Univesidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

“Lime, Earth and Gypsum in Spain: Traditional Uses and Conservation”

Followed by a wine reception.

BLF Conference 2017 Trondheim, Norway

Thursday 7th - Sunday 11th September 2017

Dear BLF Member,
Booking is now open for the 2017 conference being held at Nidaros Cathedral Workshop, Trondheim, Norway
The theme of the conference is Rediscovering Traditional Mortars and will include lectures (in English), visits to the Cathedral and the workshops, and there will be a firing of the workshop lime kiln to create quicklime for the hot-mixed lime mortars used in the cathedral restoration. 

The conference programme is on the
Nidaros Cathedral Workshop website

Read more: BLF Conference 2017 Trondheim, Norway



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