PROJECT 18ORMOND announced

Dublin Civic Trust is delighted to launch its major new building conservation project at 18 Ormond Quay Upper in the heart of the historic city on the Liffey quays.

PROJECT 18ORMOND will involve a complete conservation and refurbishment of the fascinating set of buildings that comprise 18 Ormond Quay Upper and 67 Arran Street East on the north bank of the Liffey.

Before & After

Strategically sited overlooking Christ Church Cathedral and the Civic Offices, 18 Ormond Quay Upper is an important example of a Liffey-side merchant house that is embedded with historic layers spanning over three centuries. Now in need of major structural consolidation and conservation of historic fabric, the Trust intends to undertake a wholesale refurbishment of the building as a dynamic demonstration of best conservation practice and creative reuse.

This is the most challenging and transformative building project the Trust has embarked on since its foundation in 1992 and is one of the most significant initiatives of its kind in Ireland. PROJECT 18ORMOND has the scope to demonstrate to the city and to the nation the inherent value of Dublin’s traditional buildings, and to engender a broader appreciation of the historic built environment across the country.

A few glimpses of the historic interiors:

Find out more about the project and the work of Dublin Civic Trust by visiting our new website at

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