Farmhouse, Shanclough, Oldcastle


An unusual vernacular farmhouse originating from a very simple farm building which was enlarged in the mid-eighteenth century creating a symmetrical garden front behind the more informal entrance front. Many of these vernacular buildings of the Irish countryside have been demolished or altered beyond recognition. This one found sympathetic new owners who commissioned us to advise on extensive conservation and restoration. The works included conservative repairs to original joinery, lime plaster and flagged flooring together with new roughcast lime rendering. We designed new sash windows and external doors based on typical traditional examples.