St Mary’s Parochial Hall holds a special place in the hearts and memories of Ferbane community. Built c.1950’s it was the centre of Ferbane’s cultural life until it was abandoned in 2010. Ferbane Tidy Towns wishes to explore the future of the building through re-imagining the structure and site in the context of the ambitions of the community. Working with architect Gerard Carty of Grafton Architects to guide and inspire the participants, the aim of the workshop will explore the heritage and potential of the building and site and re-imagine the space for the future. The workshop will be open to the whole community and the re-imagining will explore the dreams and aspirations of people in the community for the place, sustainability and resilience in design, memory and the making of heritage; connectivity along the river, the Grand Canal Greenway and the relationship with other unused buildings in the town. Places are free but limited to each workshop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number and specify which workshop you will be attending;
Choose from either:
Morning workshop: 10.30-11.30 walkabout, followed by 11.45-1pm workshop.
Afternoon workshop : 2-3pm walkabout, followed by 3.15-4.30pm workshop
Meet at St. Mary’s Hall, Ferbane beside the town library for a walkabout followed by a workshop in Gallen Community School. Please dress suitably for the weather. Tea, coffee, light refreshments & materials provided.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.