The Ramelton Historic Towns Initiative that has been shorted for the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland Public Choice Award 2022.
The Ramelton Historic Towns Initiative was a partnership between Donegal County Council, Ramelton Georgian Society, Dedalus Architecture and local property owners in Ramelton funded by The Heritage Council, Donegal County Council and local property owners.
Fourteen historic buildings along Castle Street, Back Lane, at the Market Cross and the House on the Brae on Bridge Street, Ramelton benefitted under the Historic Towns Initiative.
All 14 buildings are protected structures or included on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage and contribute to Ramelton’s historic streetscape.
The conservation works undertaken included roof and chimney repairs, addressing structural issues, installation of cast-iron rainwater goods, reinstatement of timber sash windows and doors, and the repair and reinstatement of historic shopfronts using traditional materials and informed by best conservation practice and historical evidence.
Details of the all the projects nominated for the award are available at: https://www.riai.ie/public-choice-award-poll