Conservation | L & M Keating

Castletown House

Conservation & landscaping works at Ireland’s largest and earliest Palladian style house. The rehabilitation of protected structures included a temple, weir, 5 masonry bridges, ice house, well, bathing house, dam and ha-ha walls. Reconstruction works included carved stone, cut stone, cobble paving, brick arches and copper roofing. Five pedestrian and vehicular steel bridges. Landscaping works included tree removal, ripping, harrowing, sodding and planting. All works used traditional techniques such as lime render, plaster, grout, pointing, flaunching and stucco. As part of the geotechnical works contractor designed rock anchors and tie bars were installed. Works on site were carried out in liaison with Conservation Architect, Ecologist and full time Archaeologist.

Keywords

lime, masonry, repointing, brick, landscaping, earthworks, piling, bridge, arch, ducting, contaminated soil, asbestos, conservation, OPW, site investigation, water, management, dam, weir, dredging, underpinning

Project:

Castletown House

Status:

Completed

Client:

The Office of Public Works

Services Provided:

Conservation Engineering