Restoration of a late-Georgian hotel
This is an extension and restoration of the Shirley Arms Hotel, a late-Georgian building in Carrickmacross. The hotel is a protected structure of national importance. It was in poor condition. The brief was to upgrade the hotel to achieve a four star rating. A 2000 square meter four storey extension was built to the rear of the original hotel. This accommodates function rooms, restaurants, kitchens and 30 bedrooms. A tall glazed atrium space separates the new from the existing structure and forms the central circulation space within the hotel. Various non-original interventions were removed from the original building. Paintwork and pebble-dash render to the front facade was removed. Non original windows were replaced with sliding sash fenestration. The limestone facade was repaired and cleaned and an original curved staircase was restored.
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