Conneally Maintenance & Refurbishment is proud to have worked on restoration projects in some of Ireland’s finest historic buildings. Our works in historic buildings are carried out with maximum sensitivity and minimal disruption to the structures, finishes, environment and surroundings of the buildings. All of these projects required the sympathetic restoration of original features using traditional materials and craftsmanship.

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo

Dating back to 1228 and once the estate of the Guinness family, the luxurious five-star Ashford Castle first opened as a hotel in 1939. More recently Conneally Maintenance & Refurbishment carried out extensive timber restoration in the dining room, sun lounge, main reception and foyer, including stripping of coatings on hardwood panelling, staining and application of an intumescent coating to achieve fire rating.

Belfield House

Belfield House, UCD, Dublin

Belfield House was originally built in 1801 and extended in the 1830’s, generating a mix of Georgian and Victorian features. Its Oval Room is believed to have inspired White House architect James Hoban when designing the Oval Office. The protected building was restored to pristine condition in 2006 when its lime render was restored and extensive roof, façade and internal renovations were carried out.

Dunnes Stores

Dunnes Stores Eyre Square

Project Description

Conservation works to Dunnes Stores Off-Licence & Textile Units in Eyre Square, Galway.

Carpentry & cleaning works:

  • Inspection of & repairs to roof valleys & gutters
  • High pressure washing
  • Replacement of damaged timberworks & downpipes from front facades

Repair & painting works:

  • Repairs to damaged cornices, mouldings etc.
  • Repairs to structural cracks & uneven surfaces
  • Repair works and high-pressure washing to wall areas
  • High pressure washing & replacement of damaged timber sections
  • Cleaning & anti-corrosion priming of metal surfaces
  • Repairs to exposed areas of reinforcing steel after removal of any loose concrete to soffit of canopy areas.

The works were carried out in live operational areas requiring strict safety compliance to protect workers, staff and members of the public.  The works were planned in detail and in close co-ordination with the Client.

Tullamore Court House

Tullamore Court House

First built in 1835 and refurbished in 1927 following an extensive fire, the most recent restoration of Tullamore Court House won the 2007 OPUS Building of the Year Award in the Conservation and Restoration Category. This project consisted of the restoration and extension of this protected structure of national importance. Considerable care and attention was taken to conserve the existing fabric including stonework, timber windows and doors. Conneally Maintenance & Refurbishment carried out the timber restoration works