Articles tagged as "Past Projects"

Final fit out at Garrison House and Parade House, Elizabeth Fort

November 9, 2018


Saving Elizabeth Fort

October 30, 2018

Chris Southgate, Conservation Engineer and Director of Southgate Associates, was appointed by the OPW to carry out a multi-phase restoration project on Elizabeth Fort. Chris describes how he and the team involved transformed the site from ‘an ivy covered dangerous structure into a heritage site with tourism potential’. This is a very modest assessment from […]

Elizabeth Fort Properties Progress Update

October 19, 2018

Clean up and fit out has begun! As you may know, Irish Landmark Trust, in partnership with Cork City Council, has been undertaking conservation work at two properties at Elizabeth Fort in the heart of Cork City.  Situated within the walls of Elizabeth Fort, one of the oldest and most historic sites in Cork, Garrison House and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Goggin Cottage – Lime Work

July 18, 2013

Goggin Cottage is constructed of rubble stone bound with lime and clay mortars and is limewashed internally and externally. The interior is simple and spartan. A good deal of original fabric remains including the narrow stairs to the sleeping loft, large fireplace with crane and simple joinery such as windows and sheeted doors. Probably the […]

Goggin Cottage – re-thatching work

July 18, 2013

This re-thatching work was carried out in December 2009 and January 2010. A full conservation scheme has been developed which would see the cottage given a new life as self catering holiday accommodation. This would give the building a viable new use and ensure its long term survival.  

Goggin Cottage – Restoration

July 18, 2013

Goggin Cottage is located in Kildimo in Co Limerick and was probably built in the early 19th century. It is a three room cottage with bed loft, and without a bathroom or kitchen. In summer of 2009 it became obvious that the roof was in a very vulnerable state and in need of urgent attention […]