Teach Garrán Iúir
This traditional farmhouse dating from 1777 is located outside of the town of Dunmanway in west Cork. It comprises the main house and a series of outbuildings which housed animals. The stone outbuildings were extended in a linear pattern from the main house, which was common for buildings of this era. The project brief was to restore the house and associated farm buildings. Appropriate conservation approaches for traditional materials and details were adopted in the project. This included; the reinstatement of vernacular sliding sash windows and external timber doors, reslating the roof with natural slate and the repair and repointing of existing masonry with lime mortars. The house was brought up to contemporary energy rating standards by adopting breathable insulations such as cork and insulating lime plasters.