Director: Liam Mannix
Liam is an regeneration and heritage consultant with over sixteen years experience in Ireland, UK, Australia and Papua New Guinea. For nine years, 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 various local authorities. In 2013, the IWTN's Educational Programme which Liam devised and managed 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. 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 IFáilte 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.