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Capuchin Friary Kilkenny / Communal Architecture

Description

A sensitive renovation of the Friary to facilitate the introduction of modern facilities, lift and to provide wheel chair and ambulant disabled access to the 19c. friary building. Ramps and paved areas replaced steps for easier access. The premises is a protected structure in the current Kilkenny City Development plan. The bell tower was cleaned and repaired during the works and re-slating was done using salvage slate. The works included the construction of a new refectory pavilion opening on to the garden. The garden area was upgraded and gates and a drive was provided from the adjoining lane for service access. En-suite accommodation was provided through out and extensive upgrading of fire safety features in the building was undertaken.