VANDELEUR WALLED GARDENS2024-01-17T12:00:16+00:00

Project Description

The Vandeleur Walled Gardens located in Kilrush, Co Clare was once the private garden to Kilrush House, ancestral home to the Vandeleur family in the early 19th century.

The house burnt down in 1887 and the estate was taken over by the Land Commission in the 1910s. The house was fully demolished in 1973 and the gardens lay forgotten for years before restoration work was undertaken in 1997 and opened to the public in 2000. It was restored around the old paths with a horizontal maze, unusual water features and a Victorian-style working glasshouse.

In 2020 funding was approved which would see the derelict former stables of Kilrush House transformed into a state-of-the-art visitor experience.

Control Surveys were tasked to undertake various topographical and building surveys on site, starting with the survey of the old stable block to include plans, sections, internal and external wall elevations, brick and stone arch details and existing flagstone and cobblestone floor finishes.