“Disaster Advice” Free Online Seminar Wednesday 9th December 2020

07 December 2020

The Disaster Advice Free Online Seminar will take place on Wednesday 9th December 2020.

The purpose of the seminar is to help owners of heritage and historic properties, where possible, to prevent or reduce the risk of disaster by fire, flood or vandalism, and to lessen the damage caused should disaster occur.  The seminar will outline how owners can produce a disaster risk management plan, or “Disaster Plan”, a simple document setting out sensible measures to minimise the likelihood of an emergency and to reduce the extent of damage and loss should it occur.

The seminar will begin at 10am with an opening address by Minister Malcolm Noonan TD and the launch of Disaster – A Guide to Prevention and Preparedness in the Historic Built Environment which is the latest volume in the Advice Series of publications for those responsible for the care and conservation of heritage and historic properties.

The launch will be followed by a number of short presentations by Margaret Quinlan and Paul Collins, principal author and contributor to Disaster, and case studies by Alicia Parsons of Birr Castle and Gavan Woods of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.  The full programme is available here: Disaster Advice Seminar Programme

The seminar is being delivered by Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in association with Irish Georgian Society, the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates and Ecclesiastical Insurance.

The seminar will be delivered through Zoom.  Register for free online here.