A project from 2008 finally gets started! #Ballyglass #Lighthouse #Keepers #Cottage

I don’t think there’s much better for an architect to see a project that you thought would never happen finally get started.

This is the case with the lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Ballyglass, County Mayo.

Exactly 14 years after first being contacted by the owner. The cottage is finally getting some critical restoration work undertaken to save the building from further ruin.

The project is an exercise in historical restoration where after extensive research and analysis the key works will be including:

  • New Roof structure and finishes
  • Restoration of existing windows/doors
  • Restoration of existing floors

    The idea is to weathertight the building to stop any further dereliction. Watch this space for why this work is being undertaken, hush hush.

    Below are a few images of the work as it’s now progressing:

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    A special thanks to the research undertaken by Juma Watson which has really helped the historical analysis.

    And a big thank you to Jonathan Sweeney Carpentry for making this happen.

    This is one of the historical photos we are working to in the cottage’s restoration. A special thanks to Irish lights for its usage:

    Special thanks to Irish Lights photographic archive

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