We do like the Big Houses, but these compact gatelodges have oodles of history and character too, and I’m sure the gatekeepers of old would have had no end of stories and secrets. Salterbridge (lime and breathable paint), Glendine (lime mortar) and Muckross (Lime and EcoCork insulating plaster)
After a deluge this morning the suns come out in West Waterford showing off the vibrancy of our lime render in Tramore and Tallow. Special mention to John Scully(RIP) and Derek Mangan for the job in Tallow. Lovely walls ‘shame the cemented chimneys can’t match them, c’est la vie.
Lovely to spend the weekend chatting to lots of new and old friends at Dublin Heritage Building Show in Merrion Square Park. Not least my co-host and old pal, the ever-young Peter Kelly from Conservation Technology. Also shout out to Shane and the Nolans crew next door and all the BFLI people. It was really
So nice to have a full house this morning at our Lime Rendering and Plastering Course. There’s a real appetite for learning out there at the moment. 3 more course on Decoration of Old Buildings, Pointing, and Insulating Old buildings before the end of the month so it’s all go in Pilmore.
Nothing much to see here I hear you say, but Finbar and the lads at O’Brien Donnellan are doing some job on the South Mall with new Riven Laths, Hotlime backing coats, Lime putty and Plaster of Paris finish and that’s just the flat work. Those dentils are coming along nicely too.