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Built Heritage, Archaeology and Monuments


Reusing Farm Building Book

“This publication highlights some of the threats to the survival of these farm complexes and, through a series of case studies, provides suggestions as to sensitive modification and alterations to farm buildings as well as design considerations that can encompass and respect the historic fabric whilst creating contemporary living accommodation".

Whilst it is targeted at those responsible for the care and continued use of farm buildings – farmers, developers and architects – this publication will provide food for thought for anyone with an interest in rural buildings and the challenges they present.” Written by Laura Bowen and Nicki Matthews in partnership with Kildare County Council and the Heritage Council.

Please contact to request a copy with your name and postal address.

The Thatched Houses of County Kildare

The Thatched Houses of County Kildare is a study was commissioned by Kildare County Council to update a survey that was carried out by Michael Higginbotham between 1987-88 on the thatched houses of County Kildare. Charles Duggan, supported by Kildare County Council, the Department of the Environment and the Heritage Council, carried out this study.

To request a copy of this book please email with your full name and postal address.