The Cathedral of the Assumption was built in 1827 – 37 on a hill overlooking Tuam and was the second Roman Catholic Cathedral (after Newry) to be built in Ireland after Catholic Emancipation. The building is built of limestone with buttresses, elaborate window tracery, pinnacles, outstanding stained glass windows, and a variety of crisply carved stone embellishments.
The Cathedral is listed on the current Register of Protected Structures of the Local Authority Galway County Council and therefore our designs had to take into account the existing crypt to ensure no damage occurred to the existing fabric of the building.
The refurbishment consisted of works to the Sanctuary of the Cathedral including alteration of reredos, removal of existing fixtures and fittings and commissioning of new replacements.
This project won conservation project of the year at the Irish Construction Industry Award 2021 and Building & Architect of the Year 2022 for the winner of Conservation Award for a Single Building or Development.
Services provided by TOBIN Consulting Engineers on this project: