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Projects Overview

If you’ve visited one of our restored properties, it can be hard to picture what it looked like prior to restoration. Often these buildings are totally derelict, sometimes to the point of being immediately endangered.

The transformation looks dramatic, but it’s always slow, painstaking, and incremental, with a strict conservation plan drawn up with specialist architects. Our projects can take several years to complete, since we always adhere to the highest possible conservation standards, and use the best materials possible.  We also enjoy sharing the knowledge we have, along with what we learn through the process of conservation.

Follow our progress and find out how you can support our present and future projects.

 

Under restoration

Thatching at The Mall

June 1, 2017

Seamus Heaney once described a thatcher working with his hands as.. ‘…for pinning down his world, handful by handful. Couchant for days on sods above the rafters, He shaved and flushed the butts, stitched all together Into a sloped honeycomb, a stubble patch, And left them gaping at his Midas touch’ ‘Thatching is not a […]

Become an Irish Landmarker and help rescue old buildings from ruin

April 25, 2017

How often do we walk around our local environments and take for granted the structures that we see? When we see decay, dilapidation, ruin, it may seem sad, an eye sore, a health and safety issue but the tendency to keep walking is a natural one. We assure ourselves that taking care of an old […]

Saunderscourt Gate Lodges, Crossabeg, Co.Wexford

July 19, 2013

Saunderscourt owes its name to Colonel Robert Saunders, to whom Oliver Cromwell granted lands comprising approx. 3,750 acres in 1669. The house at Saunderscourt was begun in the late 17th century and was described as “a fine courtly building of considerable extent” with a “rich and handsome façade”. The estate passed into the hands of […]

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Future restoration

Thatching at The Mall

June 1, 2017

Seamus Heaney once described a thatcher working with his hands as.. ‘…for pinning down his world, handful by handful. Couchant for days on sods above the rafters, He shaved and flushed the butts, stitched all together Into a sloped honeycomb, a stubble patch, And left them gaping at his Midas touch’ ‘Thatching is not a […]

Become an Irish Landmarker and help rescue old buildings from ruin

April 25, 2017

How often do we walk around our local environments and take for granted the structures that we see? When we see decay, dilapidation, ruin, it may seem sad, an eye sore, a health and safety issue but the tendency to keep walking is a natural one. We assure ourselves that taking care of an old […]

The Mall, Cork

July 19, 2013

Once one of a number of bothies stretching along this quiet country lane, The Mall and its neighbour are now the only two thatched cottages remaining.  The boundary of this property ends at a small stream and there is a large garden with endless views stretching over the neighbouring fields. Originally The Mall was probably […]

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