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Articles tagged as "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 […]

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 […]