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Adare Manor

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Adare Manor is a 19th century manor house overlooking the River Maigue in Adare, County Limerick in the west of Ireland. The house was built by the Earls of Dunraven over a thirty year period from 1832 to 1862. The house draws on a range of architectural styles reflecting the tastes and fashions of the different architects who designed new elements as the house developed in size and complexity, including the great hall by A.W.N. Pugin. The building envelope has an intricate collection of sculptural work and architectural detail including heraldic crests, oriel, mullioned and lancet windows, and a wide range of ornate door surrounds and sculptural decoration. Stone cleaning by Edwards Brothers revealed three decades of stone craftsmanship, and also unsuspected stone polychromy where the masons used a palette of blue-grey, black and pinkish limestones to embellish the stone facades. To achieve this we used the DOFF steam cleaning system. All facades of the manor house were repointed in lime mortar. We also carried out stone graphs and mortar repairs. Dismantling and rebuilding of bay windows and chimney stacks to remove cast iron staples which we replaced with stainless steel.

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Conservation & Restoration