Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Building Repair and Conservation
Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Inventory and Recording
BA (Hons) Archaeology & Spanish
Sinéad is an architectural conservation and heritage consultant who has gained a wealth of experience over the past two decades. She joined Carrig as Head of Conservation in June 2019 from her own practice which she established in 2001.
As a competent professional with an in-depth understanding of traditional building technology and the unique conservation needs of Ireland’s built heritage, Sinéad enjoys guiding clients in the repair and rehabilitation of their historic properties and helps them navigate the planning process in relation to protected structures.
In line with international best practice, Sinéad produces specialist building reports including condition assessments, conservation method statements, architectural inventories and appraisals, architectural heritage impact assessments, and building histories.
Sinéad has managed numerous projects for public authority clients including countywide surveys of industrial heritage, thatched structures, graveyards, urban and rural inventories, and character assessments for Architectural Conservation Areas. She has assessed conservation projects for local authority grant schemes and has produced many Section 57 Declarations over the years.
Project – Ceannt Railway Station, Galway, 2021
Client – Irish Rail
Description – Conservation and heritage consultant for the redevelopment of Ceannt Station, Galway. The station was designed by John Skipton Mulvany for the MGWR and was completed in 1851.
Project – Carlow County Library and Cultural Hub, Tullow Street, Carlow, 2020-2021
Client – Carlow County Council
Description - Conservation Consultant for redevelopment of the former Presentation Convent building by William Hague, 1873, which is now part of the county’s central library. Preparation of conservation documents for Part 8 Planning Submission.
Project – Historic Accommodation Buildings Project, Trinity College Dublin, 2019-2021
Client – Trinity College Dublin
Description - Conservation Consultant and Heritage Advisor within a multidisciplinary team for refurbishment and energy retrofit of The Rubrics - an historic accommodation block, built 1699-1702 and attributed to the Surveyor General of Ireland, Thomas Burgh. The Rubrics is the campus’ oldest surviving building and is both a protected structure and recorded monument. Preparation of conservation documents for Section 5 application and planning submission. Conservation Consultant and Heritage Advisor for refurbishment and energy retrofit of the Chief Steward’s House - Victorian lodge, built 1861. Preparation of conservation documents for planning submission.
Project – Rossmore Mausoleum, Rossmore Forest Park, Monaghan, 2021
Client – Monaghan County Council
Description – Production of a conservation report for the mausoleum of the Rossmore family which was designed in 1874 by London-based architect EJ Tarver.