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    14-17 Moore Street – National Monument

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    Project Summary

    Initially intended to preserve these buildings of historic significance as a museum, due to their role in the 1916 rising, the project set out to stabilise and make safe the structures and ultimately provide visitors with a look back through time to some of the events of Easter 1916. It was to these buildings that the leaders of the rising retreated having pulled out of their headquarters in the GPO and it was here in 16 Moore Street that the decision was made to surrender to the British Forces.

    In addition to the stabilisation works access arrangements were also planned through conversions to neighbouring houses 13 and 19 Moore Street.

    A high court judgement suspended the works due to matters outside our control. The judgement had the effect of altering the contract to instead put in place medium term measures to stabilise the buildings and protect them from further dilapidation.

    This still required some significant works including renewal of the roof work and structural interventions. Much of the roof structures were rotten and in a state of collapse while brick walls on the front of the houses were not tied in to supporting structures. Chimneys, one containing 16 flues were crumbling to due to the effects of the weather and neglect and vegetation taking root. An over-roof was erected to protect the structures during the project.

    A brick vaulted roof to a rear basement which at one time was home to industrial activity, was covered over by a temporary roof structure to protect it from further deterioration.

    Special Features

    • The project presented new and unexpected challenges to all Lissadell management and staff. The project was highly politicised in the course of the centenary year and required adaptability and persistence by Lissadell. Works were suspended for a significant period while the case was debated in the courts. In the meantime, Lissadell remained responsible for the integrity of the building structure and security carrying out daily inspections and light maintenance of temporary support structures.  

    Project Details

    Location  Moore Street, Dublin 1
    Sector  Heritage
    Value  €4.2M
    Year Completed  2017
    Client  Dept. of Gaeltacht, Heritage & Environment


    Architect  Shaffrey & Associates
    Engineers  BMCE
    Quantity Surveyor  DL Martin & Partners
    PSDP  Linesight

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