Na Píobairí Uileann – Henrietta St, Dublin 1
Built on land formerly part of the old Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary, Henrietta Street is Dublin’s first Georgian street, dating from the 1720s. The site is of great historical and cultural importance. These Georgian houses are remarkable for their wealth of interior decoration, some of which was destroyed or removed when the street declined in the 1820s. Some however fortunately remains. McKeon Group commenced conservation and restoration works on the listed building at 15 Henrietta Street in July 2006 which now houses the headquarters of Na Piobairi Uileann. Works involved strip out of the old floors, walls and ceilings. New Pitch Pine floor boards were put down to match the original floor boards. Many Pre-Existing features were delicately restored and redecorated to an immaculate finish. Works were completed in January 2007.
According to our client: “Our building is at the heart of our commitment to maintain and promote the playing of the uilleann pipes. It is both a gathering place and also a symbol because it is regarded as the main communications centre for all things associated with the art of uilleann piping”.
For more information about na Píobairi Uileann, please visit their website www.pipers.ie