Monitoring the internal thermo-hygrometric environment of cathedrals in Ireland

Christopher Shiell

Trinity College Dublin

I am a mature student working in TrinityHaus which is part of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in Trinity College Dublin. I have been self employed most of my working life in the retail and wholesale pharmaceutical sector. I spent a few years as the administrator in Christ Church cathedral in Dublin which gave me a great love for these buildings and also exposure to the huge financial issues which they face. I hope that my research might be of some assistance in this area.


Research has been carried out into the often conflicting concepts of thermal comfort, conservation of artefacts and preservation of the 57 active cathedral buildings on the island of Ireland. A body of research exists in this... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Christopher Shiell (Trinity College Dublin)
  2. Roger West (Trinity College Dublin)

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