Irish Newsletters

February 2016 Newsletter

You can download the February 2016 Newsletter here

It features...

  • Ashley Pettit's take on the BLF Cambridge Conference 2015
  • BLFI's visit to the Sherbourne Hotel
  • 'Tiling Technique' A conservative or honest repair to a 15th century tower house in Wexford
  • Russborough Lime Burn
  • Hot mix solution to Killhara Castle
  • The Lime Jamboree
  • Hot Mix Lime Mortars Workshop at Drimnagh Castle 2015
  • Walking Tour of Limerick City
  • Mud Mortar in Malawi
  • BLFI Bursaries


2015 Newsletter

Download May 2015 Newsletter here


  • Traditional Re-builds and Post Disaster Rebuilding
  • Comment from the Chair
  • My Bursary Experience by Eoin Madigan
  • Bursary Recipient Dr Jason Bolton
  • Californian Dreaming: an Irish Round Tower build in Northern California by Pat McAfee
  • HLM Project by Yvonne Doyle
  • Lime Slam 2015
  • HLM Project by Technical Standards Team
  • Farnaught Lime Kiln Repair Co Leitrim by Dr Jason Bolton
  • 'The Northern Wig' by Peter Robinson
  • Repair of Crimean Monument in Co. Wexford by Yvonne Doyle
and other items of interest...

September 2013 Newsletter

Download a copy of the BLFI September 2013 Newsletter here

Containing such articles as:

  • Rinn Duin Medieval Settlement by Blackwood & Associates
  • The restoration of Russborough Lime Kiln -Lisa Edden, Consulting Structural Engineer.
  • Kilkenny Walking Tour Summer 2013
  • The Deanery, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin – Ceiling Strengthening works. - Lisa Edden, Consulting Structural Engineer.
  • Restoration of chimney at Augnagaddy House Ramelton, using reclaimed Bangor Blue Slates to match existing – By Sean Brogan of Tir Conall Restoration
  • ‘WEAK’ MORTARS -By Anna Meehan.
  • Investigation and stabilising of Gateway Arch, St Canice’s Steps, St Canice’s Place, Kilkenny for Kilkenny Borough Council. - By Ivor McElveen
  • James Powell & Ivor McElveen in correspondence on making a hybrid hot lime mortar in a drum mixer.


November 2014 Newsletter

Download a copy of the November 2014 Newsletter here

Including such articles as:

  • Cementless in Seattle: Working with Soft Clay Mortars and Hard Granite Stone 2014 by Patrick McAfee
  • Government supports the HLM Project ... HOT LIME MORTARS & RENDERS - Progress Report November 2014
  • Analysis of modern repair mortars - some traps and pitfalls. By Lisa Edden
  • Swimming Stones By Pat McAfee
  • Letter from Sean Brogan,Tir Conaill Conservation
  • BLF 'Gathering', Dublin, 2013 By Dr. Gerard Lynch
  • Paediatric outpatients’ centre annexed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland – by Manfredi Anello, Architect.
  • Building Limes Forum (UK) Technical queries 2014

    July 2012 Newsletter

    Download a copy of our July newsletter, which includes articles such as:

    • Sean Brogan's restoration of a baptismal Font
    • A review of the 'Lime Walk' in Cork in June
    • Pozzolans and Fish and Chips by Ivor McElveen
    • Hot Mixes
    • Stroan Fountain, Kilkenny - Conservation Maintenance Repairs
    • An Article on Lime Plastering by Kevin Holbrook
    • A review of BLFI's' Lime Slam' in February

    ...and much more!

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