ANNAGHMORE SCHOOL HOUSE
- Client – Irish landmark Trust (ILT)
- Contract Value – 250k euro
- Timeline – December 2012 – September 2015
FEATURED / AWARDS
Opus Conservation Award in 2007
Featured in the RIAI Regional Awards Exhibition in 2008.
Featured in RIAI Journal, RSUA Journal, Sunday Times, Image Interiors Magazine and renovate magazine
Annaghmore Schoolhouse was build by the O’Hara Family in the 1860s in a Tudor Revival style for the children of their tenant farmers at Annaghmore Estate, Co. Sligo. The property comprised a single classroom with modest ancillary living accommodation for the schoolmaster. A brick lean-to was added later to accommodate a scullery.
When we found it hidden in woodland, the building was in a sorry state of disrepair, but thankfully retained the quirky Victorian charm. The design intention was to retain the character and feel of the original spaces. The process faithfully adhered to the principles of retaining and repairing where possible. Care was taken to re-use and renew materials. All key features of the property were reinstated. All interventions matched the materials replaced. For example, new lath and lime plaster partitions, leaded lights with crown glass, lime putty external render.
The result is a charming holiday home, which guarantees a sustainable future for Annaghmore Schoolhouse.