The Office of Public Works is a service organisation within the Department of Finance of the Government of Ireland. The remit of the organisation covers two main areas - Estate Portfolio Management including Heritage Services and Flood Risk Management.
The OPW's aim within heritage services is to maintain a high standard in the managing and conserving of buildings and heritage. The National Monuments Service is responsible for the day-to-day running of all National Monuments in State care (i.e. in State ownership and guardianship).
This role involves managing, maintaining and preserving over 780 national monuments including stone age, bronze age, iron age and early Christian sites together with medieval castles, abbeys, churches and tower houses throughout the country.
The bulk of National Monuments Service resources are dedicated to conservation activities and the delivery of a range of relevant projects at these sites through the directly employed labour force.
Telephone: (0761) 106000
Telephone: (046) 942 6000
Address: Head Office, Jonathan Swift Street, Trim, Co. Meath C15 NX36, Ireland
Visit: Office of Public Works online at www.opw.ie
FLORA O’MAHONY is the architect responsible for the works at Ormond Castle. She is an RIAI registered architect, specialised in conservation.
Following completion of a BArch degree in 1996, at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin, F... Read Full Bio