Projects > Heritage, Conservation & Restoration Projects
Caherciveen, Co. Kerry
|Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church is an example of Irish Gothic
revival architecture designed by George Ashlin. It was
constructed of mass concrete with a fine granite facade between
1886 and 1892.
Phase 1 of this project involved the erection of a specially
designed tube and fitting scaffolding which surrounded the entire
building. Once the 10 lifts of scaffolding were erected the
restoration work could begin.
The external facades of the church were rejuvenated. This
The repair and replacement of damaged stonework. All
parapets were removed, drilled and pinned and replaced back to
their original position incorporating restored lead gutters. The
full external stone walls were cleaned and all joints were raked
out, cleaned and repointed. The stained and leaded glass
windows were fully refurbished. External doors were restored to
original condition by our own craftsmen.
The cleaning and pointing works have given the church a new
lease of life and praise has been widespread for the works
There was also a comprehensive upgrade to the roof. The
existing roofs were stripped back in Phases and fully weathered
and insulated throughout. The entire roof was then re-slated
using the salvaged slates and additional reclaimed slates. All the
old lead roof gutters and valleys were removed and replaced.
The entire works were carried out while the church was
maintained as a fully functional place of worship.
Throughout the project L&M Keating Ltd liaised continuously with
the Conservation Architect Holly Park Studio.
Particular Health and Safety issues associated with the project
High rise construction within a town centre location. Pedestrian
and traffic management within a town centre. Re-roofing the
structure while protecting internal finishes. Setting up
workshops on site to carry out craft and restoration activities.
|Client||Rev. Canon William Crean,
Daniel O’Connell Church,
|Engineer||Eamon Hedderman Architects,
Holly Park Studio,
Blackrock, Co. Dublin.