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The 18th BLFI AGM

will be on the

18th of May 2023 from 6 pm

at the

Irish Architectural Archives

(45 Merrion Square E, Dublin 2, D02 VY60)


After the AGM and a wine reception at 6:30 pm, our guest speaker will be

Peter Robinson RIAI, 

Irish Tuck Pointing (and other repairs) to the
Royal Belfast Academical Institution




"Good quality architectural restoration relies on good quality contractors and materials.  The restoration of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution from 2012-2016 drew upon knowledge and skill from across UK and Ireland.  Presented by the Architect overseeing the works, this talk reveals the story behind the restoration of Sir John Soane’s only completed building in Ireland.”

Peter is a director of Alastair Coey Architects and has been responsible for projects including the £2M restoration of Grade A listed Royal Belfast Academical Institution and the £3M restoration of Grade II* listed St George’s Hall, Bradford. Peter has completed the RSUA Conservation Diploma and was admitted to the RIBA Conservation Register in 2012.

The talk is free to BLFI members. Guests are very welcome to join us at 6.30 pm. We would be grateful for non-members for a €10 donation to BLFI or if they join the membership.

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The 2022 BLF Conference & Gathering took place in Belfast at the beginning of September. 

Queens University Belfast was our venue for the conference.
The Great Hall designed by Charles Lanyon was the location of the Baker Memorial Lecture on the first night, September 2nd.

At this annual event, a variety of speakers including practitioners, specifiers, academics and historians presented papers on the use of building limes. There were site visits and tours organised during the 3 days.

Download our 2022 Newsletter here:

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The 17th AGM of the Building Limes Forum Ireland was on
the 19th May 2022 at 6.00 pm in the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

 ‘Reflecting on 30 years working with lime’

After the AGM at 6:30 pm,
our guest speak
Ivor McElveen was.
with over 40 years of experience
in the public and private sectors.


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