No. 16 Henrietta Street is enshrined in the Dublin City Council Henrietta Street Conservation Plan, (2006). Following an open public design competition facilitated by the Royal Institutes of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), Na Píobairí Uilleann now has a unique opportunity to create the International Uilleann Piping Centre showcasing our unique national instrument, the uilleann pipes - the sound of Ireland.
“The landmark design for No. 16 is persuasive, optimistic, promising and sympathetic to the street and responds excellently to the challenge of building in an historic setting. The winning design marries a beautiful resolution of form, context, and use, offering a positive contribution to conserving Henrietta Street for future generations”.
Na Píobairí Uilleann plan to raise €5m from public and private sources to create the International Uilleann Piping Centre at No. 16 Henrietta Street. The project includes :
120 seat Theatre with an acoustically designed performance space,
Museum showcasing our collection of classic instruments
Permanent pipemaking training facility
Visitor Centre contributing revenues towards our regular artistic programme.
The International Uilleann Piping Centre will create a hub for cultural tourism and revitalize Dublin’s North Georgian Quarter in accordance the heritage plan for the city and its community.
Na Píobairí Uilleann (The Society of Uilleann Pipers) was founded in 1968 to promote the playing and making of the uniquely Irish Uilleann Pipes and to foster Irish traditional music.
At that time there were less than 100 uilleann pipers left in the world and just 2 full time makers. Since its foundation Na Píobairí Uilleann has revitalized the art form - there are now an estimated 6000 players and 100 makers worldwide and interest and demand for the instrument continues to grow in Ireland and internationally.
Na Píobairí Uilleann provides a wide range of services to a hugely varied global demographic including young people , boys and girls, men and women of all ages and nationalities, people with visual and other disabilities, people with different religious backgrounds, settled and travelling people. Services provided by Na Píobairí Uilleann include
Access, Education, Performance and Preservation.
Henrietta St. is the earliest Georgian St. in Ireland and the model from which Dublin’s Georgian identity is derived. In 1982 Na Píobairí Uilleann acquired No. 15 from Dublin City Council and to date has raised over €2m to restore this precious Georgian building on this much loved street.
Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrieta St.,Dublin 1 - +353-1-8730093 - email@example.com