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St Patrick’s Cathedral - Dublin

Founded in 1191 this is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and includes very fine examples of the Irish architectural styles dating from the 13th Century arcades to the 19th Century restoration. John Beauchamp has been retained as the Cathedral Architect since 2002. Following the preparation of a quinquennial inspection and conservation plan, major works have included conservation of the Minot Tower (2007/2008-€1.1million), the west front and south transept masonry.

Work also includes conservation of the 19th Century stained glass windows, internal cleaning of the north porch, construction of roof void fire barriers, installation of modern services, proposals for internal re-ordering and cleaning. The Lady Chapel roof was repaired with grant assistance from the Heritage Council.

The RIAI awarded the Minot Tower project a Conservation Award.