MARY-LIZ mC CARTHY
Masters Urban & Building Conservation
BA (Hons) Archaeology & History
Mary-Liz is a senior consultant, joined Carrig in 2007 having spent seven years in the field of archaeology. She has considerable experience in recording and appraising the built heritage. She has successfully worked for private clients who frequently find that dealing with protected structures exceedingly challenging, and has produced numerous conservation reports, actively guiding clients through relevant legislation and providing assistance in gaining planning permission.
A qualified archaeologist and building conservation consultant she has built up a strong range of experience across the varied range of projects within Carrig from archaeological heritage recording to project management on protected structures including conservation reports, impact assessments, specifications and planning advice. Her recent projects include St Ita’s Hospital, Portrane, Boyle Abbey, Roscommon, Medical School University of Limerick, Broadstone Railway Station, Mardyke Gardens, Cork, St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, Bandon Town Walls, the former Carrolls Factory, Dundalk, Lansdowne Road Redevelopment, Dublin, Rainsford Street, Dublin, Ballina SEA, Mayo and 44-45 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. Her role as project manager on the Boyle Abbey site (a National Monument), the largest conservation project undertaken by the OPW, reflects her abilities.
Mary-Liz has a particular interest and also considerable experience in industrial archaeology. She has worked on and project-managed a number of phases of the Dublin Industrial Heritage Record (DCIHR) which comprised on-site recording and background research on a variety of industrial heritage sites within Dublin City including extensive preliminary research and consultation, design, analysis of findings and provision of wide-ranging recommendations for future preservation and re-use. She also worked on all three phases of the Galway Industrial Archaeology and Engineering Heritage Survey, the South Dublin County Industrial Heritage Survey and the Fingal Industrial Heritage Survey.
Mary-Liz continues to be an active participant in conservation groups and is a member ICOMOS Ireland for which she sits on the National Scientific Committee for Industrial Heritage.