Adaptive towns: leadership, building reuse and place-based learning in historic towns

June 8th, The Meadow Court Hotel, Loughrea, Co. Galway

How will your town react to change? The Irish Walled Towns Network are running a conference with speakers who are addressing this issue head on. Confirmed talks include:

  • Regenerating Tramore –  Anne Harpur, Chairperson, Tramore Development Trust
  • Roscommon’s Town Teams – Colm Kelly, Economic Enterprise Department, Roscommon County Council
  • Creating a digital hub in a rural town – Adrienne Harrington, CEO, Ludgate Hub
  • The Books@1 initiative – Jane Feighery, Co-Founder and Head of Strategy, The Books@1 Foundation
  • The Merchants House: from disused shop to tourist accommodation – Paul Gleeson, Owner, The Merchants House, Kilrush
  • Use of heritage and space at the Gallery Café – Sarah Harty, Owner, the Gallery Café, Gort
  • Saving and reusing Dublin’s architectural heritage – Geraldine Walsh, CEO, and Graham Hickey, Conservation Director, Dublin Civic Trust
  • Creating Kilmallock’s town wall linear park – Sarah McCutcheon, Executive Archaeologist, Limerick City and County Council
  • Talbot’s Tower: from dangerous ruin to archaeology pocket park – speaker tbc
  • Learning about our place, from our place – Áine Bird, Education and Communications Officer, Burrenbeo
  • Loughrea’s town trail – Coleman Shaughnessy, Loughrea Medieval Festival Committee

The conference is free of charge. To secure your place please email