Conservation and Stabilisation works to the Town Wall at Rinn Duin, Co Roscommon 2017

Conservation and Stabilisation works to the Town Wall at Rinn Duin, Co Roscommon 2017

This project involved working on the deserted medieval town of Rinne Duin situated on the peninsula of St Johns Point, on the western shore of Lough Rea. This settlement dates to 1227 when the castle was built, and a town established.

An 11m section of the town wall was to be conserved adjoining a section we conserved the previous year. Vegetation was removed and the existing fabric and loose stones were identified labelled and rebedded as necessary. Areas of collapsed stonework were reinstated. A hot mix mortar was specified for this project.

All joints were raked out where necessary and repointed along both sides of the wall again using a hot mix.

Emergency repairs were also carried out to a section of the town wall West of this location. There was an immediate danger of this section of wall collapsing due to mortar decay and animal interaction with elements of the wall. We rebuilt areas that had fallen. We repointed areas where the mortar had decayed to an extent that there was a depth of 6” of pointing mortar needed.

Mid West Lime were nominated as PSCS for this project.

Project Architect: Blackwood Associates Architects  01 478459

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