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Henry Connolly (Builder) Ltd,

Roo West,


Co. Clare.


T: 061 340488 / M: 086 2554502

e: [email protected]

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Henry Connolly Builder Ltd, Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare.

Co. Reg No: 74369  /  VAT No: 4557125N

t: 061 340488  / e: [email protected]

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We undertook a project on the well known heritage site of Lough Gur in County Limerick. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work on such an important Irish historical site and naturally only the highest level of workmanship was applied for a project that demands such a delicate approach.  

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The works involved the refurbishment of two interconnected building at Lough Gur Interpretive Centre including:

Lough Gur is one of Ireland’s archaeological and historical gems.The beautiful and enchanted lake lies 21 km south east of Limerick city. Lough Gur is at the centre of a remarkable archaeological landscape featuring a complex of sites that represent every major period of human history in Ireland. Physical evidence of occupation from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Christian, Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern eras has been found in the immediate vicinity.




The configuration of the building is outlined in the architectural report and plans compiled by Conor Hourigan of Hourigan & Drake Architects  on behalf of the Association for Limerick County Council.


It is sufficient to remark here that the interior space consists of two thatched structures connected by a flat-roofed link building. The smaller, round-shaped structure currently functions as a shop and admissions desk, and contains toilet facilities. The larger, elliptical-shaped, structure is accessed via the link building by a steep flight of steps. The building is featured on the Record of Protected Structures in the Limerick County Development Plan 2010-2016 (Reg. No. 563/ Ref. No. L32(48).




The design team that worked on the contract was comprised of the following: Henry Connolly (Builder) Ltd, Hourigan & Drake Architects, Pat Molloys Quantity Surveyors, DFK Civil & Structural Engineers and Moloney Fox Consulting Environmental Engineers.

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Henry Connolly (Builder) Ltd,

Roo West,


Co. Clare.


T: 061 340488 / Mobile: 086 2554502

e: [email protected]

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Lough Gur Interpretive Centre

  • Rethatching existing thatch roofs.

  • New flat roof over entrance lobby connecting both buildings.

  • Internal re-configuration of the Entrance Lobby and circular Reception building.

  • Insertion of new steel roofing structure and conc. supporting pads & construction of new copper clad entrance porch.

  • Insertion of new steel columns on new pad foundations to support new Entrance lobby roof.

  • Replacement of existing aluminium windows and door.

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