Conservation and Stabilisation works to the Town Wall at Rinn Duin, Co Roscommon 2016

Conservation and Stabilisation works to the Town Wall at Rinn Duin, Co Roscommon 2016

This project involved working on the deserted medieval town of Rinn 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.

A 17m section of the town wall was to be conserved. Vegetation was removed and the existing fabric and loose stones were 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 the Ruins of the Church at Rinn Duin to prevent further deterioration of the structure. This involved the bracing of a section of masonry and stabilising the area surrounding the vulnerable section.

Mid West Lime were nominated as PSCS for this project.

Project Architect: Blackwood Associates Architects 01 478459

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