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Building Ireland

Building Ireland was a TV series broadcast on RTÉ that explored how Ireland's great building and engineering achievements came to be, and their impact on the development of Irish towns and cities.

The makers of the series, Esras Films, have made 18 short video clips from the programmes available to Scoilnet and subject editors have developed curriculum-focused lessons around the clips.

 Tim Joyce

Is a practicing Civil Engineer and an expert hydrologist with the OPW who has a passionate interest in the way our predecessors got things done with limited resources and technology. 

He will investigate WHAT did they do and HOW did they do it?

Orla Murphy

Is an award-winning architect and lecturer at the UCD School of Architecture with an expert knowledge of civic buildings and industrial archaeology who can’t stop telling people about it. 

She will discover WHO did it and WHEN?

Dr. Susan Hegarty

Is a lecturer in Physical Geographer at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra/DCU with a fascination for the interaction of people with the landscape. 

She will explore WHERE did they do it and WHY? 

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