Meath GAA Centre of Excellence, Dunganny, Co. Meath
The COISTE NA MÍ GAA Centre of Excellence at Dunganny in the Boyne Valley is a 1200sq.m community, sport, training and administration facility built and completed in 2015. Our endeavor was to “ make a place and create a space for community, sport and social engagement”. Immersion was our approach, to appreciate and reflect the heritage and history of this place and its people. This Pavilion Building inspired by traditional forms of the region. When viewed across the pastoral landscape, a patina of rendered coloured sculptural masonry forms with punched hole apertures appear.
Article by: Mr. Sean Ó Laoire (Sean Ó Laoire was founding Director of Murray Ó Laoire Architects (1979 – 2010), and is a former President of the RIAI. He is currently a consultant to MOLA Architecture)
Reference: Mr. Noel Dempsey and Mr. Liam Mulvihill (on behalf of Coiste na Mi)
“Coiste na Mí wanted a Centre of Excellence that was functional, sustainable and which reflected the pride Meath people feel in their county and their teams.
Cooney Architects and their team delivered for us beyond our expectations. Since our official opening the response from all who visited or used the facility has been totally positive. The design of the building works remarkably well whether it is being used for training, meetings or for our administrative staff.”