Director: Liam Mannix
Liam is an urban regeneration and conservation consultant with over fifteen years experience in Ireland, Great Britain, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Until recently, he acted as Project Manager of the Irish Walled Towns Network with the Heritage Council of Ireland. This involved coordinating the conservation and interpretation of the country's medieval town walls with various local authorities. In 2013, the IWTN's Educational Programme which Liam devised and manages won a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award. A year later he was invited to present a paper at the Best in Heritage event in Dubrovnik.
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 National Heritage Week and been part of 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 lectures in urban regeneration at Technical University Dublin.