The Mayglass Farmstead is an exemplar and rare survivor of a type of two-storied thatched rural dwelling of the Irish vernacular tradition and one of the most significant conservation projects ever carried out by The Heritage Council.
The programme is run in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, The National Archives and Trinity College Dublin.
The Heritage Council's annual Conservation Internship Programme offers an exciting opportunity for students of conservation to work with some of the world’s great treasures.
The programme is run in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, The National Archives and Trinity College Dublin’s Old Library and is primarily aimed at students who have completed specialised conservation courses in the areas of paper, book bindings and painting.
The aims of the programme include:
- bringing new research and skills into the conservation departments;
- safeguarding Irish heritage through necessary conservation works;
- offering opportunities in Ireland for newly qualified Irish conservators.
Internships, which runs for a minimum of nine months, are advertised internationally – as there are no advanced conservation courses in Ireland – and generates much interest from international students and Irish students studying abroad.
Further information on internship opportunities can be found on the websites of the partner institutions or by contacting the institutions directly.
The IWTN supports and celebrates Irish walled towns through strategic input and funding of conservation, training and promotional programmes.
Detail of significant archaeological investigations in Ireland which had not been featured widely in printed publications previous to 2004.