Áine Doyle MUBC, Conservation Consultant

2 Old Head, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

With over 20 years experience in the field of architectural heritage protection/building conservation, including 15 years as a local authority Architectural Conservation Officer (Dublin City Council and Kilkenny County Councils) and 3 years in private practice as a Conservation Consultant, Áine Doyle (BA, MA, PgDip Arch Inv, MUBC) brings a wealth of knowledge of Ireland’s architectural heritage legislation, the planning system for protected structures and built heritage grants schemes for owners. Áine is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

The services provided by her conservation consultancy include: assisting owners in making applications for grant assistance for protected structures/historic buildings and acting as conservation consultant during works (GLAS Traditional Farm Building Grants Scheme, Built Heritage Investment Scheme, Structures at Risk Fund, Section 482 determinations for tax relief); dealing with architectural heritage protection legislation and the planning system (Architectural Heritage Impact Assessments, Section 57 reports); and managing the conservation of large properties (Conservation Management Plans).

Áine can also help you find out more about the history of your property. While historic research forms the basis of most of the reports or plans listed above, it can also be of great general interest to the building owner. Using archival and online resources, and by reading the evidence embodied in the fabric of the building itself, it is possible to provide a picture of the evolution of a structure over time and to place it within its historic and stylistic context. Áine’s photography service can show your property at its best and includes high resolution, high quality photography (exteriors and interiors) for publications, photographing historic properties for advertising/estate agents, and preparation of photographic records for insurance purposes.