Conservation project update: Re-pointing the City Assembly House
Posted by IGS
Work is underway on the re-pointing of the brick and stone work of the front elevation of the City Assembly House which will hugely enhance its character and transform views along South William Street. These works are necessary so as to remove cement pointing that was applied in the 1950s which has resulted in the spalling of the fabric of the façade and left a dreary elevation that belies the great interest of the building’s interiors. Failing to address this issue would have resulted in the continued deterioration of the brick and stone work over time and exacerbated future repair needs. Urgent repair works are also being carried out to replace lead flashing above the windows, over the doorcase, and on the parapet so as to halt water ingress.
The principal sponsor of this work programme is the Jerome L Greene Foundation with additional support from The Ireland Funds and Dublin City Council, and also from Nolan Group Stone Brick Restoration which is undertaking the works.
Keep an eye on the IGS website and the next edition of the Irish Georgian Society Review for more detailed updates.