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If a man dwells on the past then he robs the present. But if he ignores the past he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past.

A person who who works with his hands is called a labourer. A person who works with his hands and his head is called a craftsman. A person who works with his hands, head  and  heart is called an artist.

rebuilding Jigginstown house

Rebuilding the cut and rubbed and moulded plinth course on Jigginstown House, Naas, Co Kildare, Republic of Ireland

“In a field where materials and skills are scarce, but increasingly in demand, Gerard Lynch is a key personality and has a major role to play in reviving a building craft which created a significant part of English architecture”

The late Professor John Ashurst, D Arch,RIBA, EASA (Hon) (1990)

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Australian lecture tour an outstanding success

Here are a couple of comments that we have received so far.

“Dear Gerard

I had to leave before the end of your 2nd lecture day at the National Trust in Sydney - so was unable to say a word of thanks in person

I found your lectures highly rewarding and I thought you did a fine job compressing such a lot of material into such a small space of time. Allow me to thank you for bringing you knowledge and experience to Sydney and generously sharing your thoughts. I hope you enjoyed your travels around the country.”

David Mason

Heritage Specialist      

NSW Public Works

“Dear Gerard

Thank you for the lectures in Brisbane.

As an engineer, I always find it interesting to consider building activities other than those that involve computer analysis and codes. Clearly there is much more for me to learn about historic brickwork and lime mortars . I am slowly converting from concrete where strong, rigid, quick setting, defined and impermeable are virtues to lime where they can be problematic.”

Greg OBrien

Principal Engineer

OBRI Engineering

See right for more information about the lecture tour in Australia.

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Newsletter - February 2014

Gerard is pleased to announce his forthcoming lecture tour for the Australian branch of International Council on Monuments and Sites (AICOMOS). Please see the flyers below for more information.





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Gerard Lynch is an internationally acclaimed and highly respected historic brickwork consultant, master bricklayer, educator and author.

The pages of this website will tell you all about Gerard, including his televised work and the courses he runs to ensure the knowledge he possesses is passed down to future generations.