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About the House

Programme 2

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Russborough House

Russborough House is known as one of Ireland's most beautiful houses. With a history stretching back to the mid-1700s, it is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in Ireland.

Two years ago, work began on restoring the west wing of the house so that it could once again be used as living quarters for the holidaying public. But one year in, disaster struck. A fire began in the attic and consumed much of the top floor of the wing, taking the entire roof with it.

About the House came in as the project was being pieced back together following the catastrophe. What would it mean for West Wing project? As we uncover the story of this building project and Russborough, the broader subject of how we can conserve our historic buildings going into the future will be opened up. We will look at how the Landmark Trust is breathing new life into old buildings and talk to experts to find out how we can update our period homes and make them viable as energy prices continue to rise.


Contacts for Episode 2 - Russborough House

Russborough House,
Russborough, Blessington,
Co. Wicklow
Phone: +353 (0)45 865 239
Email: events@russborough.ie

Architect & Conservation Architect: Fionnuala Hayes & James Howley
Howley Hayes Architects,
5 Main Street, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin
Phone: +353 (0)1 278 4644
Fax: +353 (0)1 278 4644
Email: info@howleyhayes.ie
Website: www.howleyhayes.ie

Foreman: Gary Walsh
M.J Duncan & Sons,
5 Beaumont Cottages,
Newcastle Road, Lucan,
Co. Dublin
Phone: +353 (0)1 621 7856
Fax: +353 (0)1 628 3927
Email: mjduncanandsons@eircom.net
Website: www.mjds.ie

Structural Engineer: Lisa Edden
Lisa Edden Consulting Structural Engineer,
Ballyknockan, Valleymount,
Co. Wicklow
Phone: +353 (0)45 867 484
Email: lisaedden@eircom.net

Mechanical & Electrical Services Engineer: Edith Blennerhassett
Engineering Environments,
33 Fitzwilliam Place,
Dublin 2
Phone: +353 (0)1 662 9755
Fax: +353 (0)1 676 6853
Email: info@engenvironments.com
Website: www.engenvironments.com

Wood Stove: Shaw Wood Heat
Shaw Wood Heat,
Industrial Yard 2, Peamount,
Newcastle, Co. Dublin
Phone: +353 (0)1 6100 019
Fax: +353 (0)1 6100 019
Email: info@shawwoodheat.ie
Website: www.shawwoodheat.ie

Kitchen: Alan Moore
Alan Moore Furniture Fitting
Phone: +353 (0)85 770 8828
Email: alanmoorekitchens@gmail.com

IRISH LANDMARK TRUST

Irish Landmark Trust,
25 Eustace Street,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4733
Fax: +353 (0)1 670 4887
Email: bookings@irishlandmark.com
Website: www.irishlandmark.com
Featured Properties:
- No. 25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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- Wicklow Lighthouse, Dunbur Head, Co. Wicklow

HOUSE VISITS

Inspirational Homes Leitrim
Website: www.inspirationalhomes.ie

Conservation Architect: Roisín Hanley
Roisín Hanley Architects Ltd.,
Liseux House, 5 Charlemont Tce,
Crofton Road, Dun Laoighaire,
Co. Dublin
Phone: +353 (0)1 2020806
Fax: +353 (0)1 2301495
Email: info@rhanleyarchitects.com
Website: www.rhanleyarchitects.com

DUBLIN CIVIC TRUST

Dublin Civic Trust
Dublin Civic Trust, 4 Castle Street, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 (0)1 475 6911
Fax: +353 (0)1 475 6911
Email: info@dublincivictrust.ie
Website: www.dublincivictrust.ie

Interview Location: St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church (Pepper Canister Church),
2 Mount Street Crescent,
Dublin 2 Phone: +353 (0)1 6767727
Website: www.peppercanister.ie

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