Director: Liam Mannix (BA(Hons), PGDip, MPhil, MBA, MIAI)
Liam is an regeneration and heritage consultant with over seventeen years experience in Ireland, UK, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Creating plans and strategies that both sensitively and sustainably reuse of heritage for social and economic purposes is what he does best. This ability to solve complex problems connected with regeneration, tourism and heritage was recognised in 2020 when the Múscraí Heritage Plan which Liam led won the economic development category at the Irish Planning Awards.
For nine years Liam acted as Project Manager of the Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN) with the Heritage Council. This involved coordinating the conservation and interpretation of the country's medieval town walls with 14 local authorities. In 2013, the IWTN's Educational Programme which he devised and managed won a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award. In 2018, the EU’s European Committee for the Regions put forward the IWTN as one of two Irish best practice examples in the use of culture for urban regeneration.
Liam's apprenticeship was to act as conservation consultant for Dunboy Castle, at the time the largest private restoration project in Western Europe. He has also provided heritage advice for the internationally important sites of St Fin Barre’s, Cork and The Rocks Colonial Settlement, Sydney. For his work on The Rocks, Liam was co-winner of the Best Historical Archaeology Report Award from the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology.
On a national level, he has sat on the steering committee for Ireland’s National Heritage Week and been part of the Fáilte Ireland’s steering group directing the promotion of Ireland's built heritage. Liam also previously sat on the board of directors of Rothe House Museum and Gardens. He currently sits on the board of the Workhouse Union, Callan. Finally, Liam leads the urban regeneration plan module of the urban regeneration masters at Technical University Dublin.