Bailieborough Courthouse

DescriptionBailieborough Courthouse
TypeConservation, Civic and adaptive re-use
LocationBailieborough, Co. Cavan
TeamFrank Cooney, Ricardo Tolentino, Mairead Bolger, Ian McDonald
PhotographyDonal Murphy
The original courtroom of Bailieborough Courthouse was the focus of the reinterpretation and re-use of the courtroom into a vibrant cultural space.
High ceilings, large windows and existing timber features within the courtroom document the buildings history.  
It was fundamental to enhance the natural light be amending the windows and allowing the reflection of light and colour into the primary gathering space. The historic materials of the building were respected by the application of breathable construction methodologies and acoustic comfort achieved by the use of timber panelling. 
Bailieborough Courthouse is now a welcoming venue used in a variety of manners by the local community and is seen as a transformative space which is changing Bailieborough’s cultural dynamic
Testimonial“The restoration of Bailieborough courthouse has been a long held ambition of Bailieborough Development Association. By building a strong relationship with the community and enterprise team at Cavan County Council, our ambition has finally been realised. Bailieborough courthouse has been embraced by the entire Community for a wide variety of activities. The space is warm, welcoming and versatile, and has been used to launch books, stage exhibitions, Training spaces, Youth club, Wine tasting, with the diary constantly full of bookings. The Architectural team listened to our vision and working closely with ourselves and the contractors delivered the exact space we required and has been enjoyed by our  community since the doors opened in July 2019.”
Lee McDonnell, Bailieborough Development Association
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