Kiltinan Castle November 5, 2013

Kiltinan Castle is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland and dates back to the 12th century. The castle stands on an eminence of limestone rock overlooking the Clashawley river. It has a beautiful castellated gateway as the main entrance. We completed a full refurbishment of Kiltinan Casle including roofworks.

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St. Davids November 5, 2013

This was a period house that had been converted into a guest house and restaurant. With a long private driveway and perched on the shores of Lough Derg it was an idyllic setting for conversion of existing to a stately family home. This is what we achieved by reroofing with reclaimed quarry slates and completely gutting the existing to create a contemporary building while maintaining the exterior appearance of the original. A large roof lantern transformed the interior by way of immense light. A new staircase along with hand made joinery added to the high quality finish. A glazed conservatory and entrance porch were discreetly added to replace existing buildings. Some interior mouldings were maintained and repaired and matching mouldings added to rest of house. A state of the art heating system was installed with underfloor heating. Beautiful mosaic floors and high quality sanitary ware and fitted kitchen enhanced the finished product. A cobble courtyard and extensive landscaping made this house one of the finest in the country.

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Hesmonds Stud November 26, 2013

Hesmonds Stud was an existing equestrian stud farm. Following change of ownership in 2010 a major redevelopment was planned as the new owner had ambitious plans being quoted as saying "we're going to try to build up one of the best studs in the world". We were contacted by the project manager because of our reputation in the design and construction of equine facilities.
Following discussions with the client and estate manager we designed an overall layout for the entire farm incorporating existing facilities and new buildings to cater for their individual needs including foaling yard, weanling yard, yearlings yard, horses out of training yard, isolation unit, horse walkers, show area, all weather paddocks, lunging ring, loading ramps, haybarns, etc.

Tourles Yard

This existing yard consisted of a stable barn, timber prefab stables, horse walker and some old brick stables. This yard was going to be used for yearlings and we advised that none of the existing building were suitable for the standard of horses to be kept in this yard. We designed a new American Barn consisting of 25 stables, wash bay, feed room, tack room, canteen, stores and W.C. We also constructed a hay barn, loading ramp, horse walker, lunging ring, new yard, new concrete access road and all associated site works. The addition of a rain water harvesting tank allowed the washing of horses and wash down of stables and yards to be done in a more eco fashion. We converted part of the old brick stables, adding an extension and creating staff accommodation.

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Cashel Palace November 26, 2013

Built around 1730 by Archbishop Theophilus Bolton to the design of Sir Edward Lovett Pearce it set back from the main street and the gardens face the famous Rock of cashel. The long room, which was Archbishop Bolton’s library was badly damaged by fire and had to be completely restored. The main features were the Kingtrusses and we manufactured and fitted trusses to match the originals. We used old pine beams and aged them to look like the original beams. A panelled bar was fitted and all joinery such as doors, architraves, dado rails and skirtings were replaced to match existing.

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Coolmore Stud November 26, 2013

Coolmore Stud is the largest and most successful breeding operation in the world and we have worked with Coolmore since the seventies. We expanded our operations to cater for the huge volume of work that was available as the stud farm developed at a expeditious pace from one of the earliest yards in “ Anglim’s” , to become the world famous equine operation it is today. We were involved in developing improved facilities such as insulated roofs to maintain even temperatures, drainage layouts to improve hygiene, ventilation to achieve better air flow and quality air for horses lungs, introducing rooflights and windows to give more light to help horses feel more relaxed. We also designed and built padded stocks and loading ramps for safer handling of valuable stallions, mares and foals and horses in general. We built new stallion boxes with all of these improvements incorporated. We also designed and built staff houses throughout the farm. We built on all the associated farms and training centres, including Ballydoyle.

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