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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.

 

Current restoration

Killee Cottage, Mitchelstown, Co.Cork

November 11, 2020

Killee Cottage is located just outside Mitchelstown in County Cork. It is a perfect example of the vernacular farm cottage once typical of the South of Ireland but now disappearing. First Stage – saving Killee Cottage  Grants from IGS and Cork County Council enabled insertion of new windows and re-thatching of Killee Cottage in 2015 […]

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Past Projects

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

November 9, 2018

WALK THROUGH VIDEO FOR PARADE HOUSE AND GARRISON HOUSE

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 […]

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