A sensitive renovation of The Friary to facilitate the introduction of modern facilities, a lift and to provide wheelchair and ambulant disabled access to the 19th. Century 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 onto 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 throughout and extensive upgrading of fire safety features in the building was undertaken.