St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church, Glenageary dates back to the 1800's and this project required the restoration of the stained glass windows, installation of secondary glazing, repair and replacement of Caen stone traceries as well as stone pointing and repairs generally.

Slate roof repair and replacement was carried out along with reinstatement of copper valleys and new lead cappings. Mechanical and Electrical services were upgraded along with various joinery works. Structural strengthening was undertaken within the attic space where secondary rafters were introduced and steel plates fitted to strengthen purlins. New battens were installed to strengthen the ceiling panels. Repair works were carried out to the bells including refurbishment of the clappers and replacement of hangers and supports. Specialist ironwork repairs to finials were also undertaken. 


Special Features

A designed scaffold was required to reach the top of the 53m high spire. The repaired iron finial was replaced by mobile crane to the very top of the spire. The scaffold also wrapped around the exterior perimeter of the building to facilitate stonework, slating and stained glass window repair. The entire church had to be scaffolded with a birdcage internally to access the attic space and for decoration. 

The church organ remained in situ and was protected during the works while the atmosphere within the enclosure was checked by daily monitoring of the air temperature. 

  • Location
    Adelaide Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
  • Architect
    Scott Tallon Walker Architects
  • Client
    St. Paul's Select Vestry
  • Engineers
    Doherty Finnegan Kelly Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors
    Davis Langdon
  • Completion date
    March 2013