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Kilcawley Construction

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Kilcawley Construction was founded in 1934 by brothers Matthew and Tom Kilcawley.

The company has always aimed to provide excellence during every project and over the past eight decades the company has modernised and grown to meet the challenges of a modern marketplace. Kilcawley Construction is one of Ireland’s longest established contracting companies.

The company act as a main contractor on an array of projects, collaborating with the country’s leading project managers, and architectural, engineering and quantity surveying practices. Kilcawley Construction has worked on a wide range of undertakings many of which have culminated in projects which are acknowledged as landmark buildings today.

Kilcawley undertake projects across a variety of sectors including public, education, health, commercial, civil works, residential, regeneration works, heritage refurbishments, leisure, ecclesiastical and community.

Clients include EON UK, Ulster Bank, Allied Irish Bank, Capital Assets, FAS, Jones Oil, RTE, Westward Group, ESSO Ireland, Lee Hotels and FKM Engineering.

The firm recently acted as the main contractor during the renovation of Sligo County Council Hall. The project involved the integration of three separate buildings including the remains of the old Sligo Gaol. The project also aimed to improve public access around the site.

The construction process was carried out on a phased basis to allow full live use of the public building. The councils headquarters include council chambers, public reception area, consultation rooms, planning department, housing department, finance department, ancillary offices, archives and modern storage department.

The main feature of the renovated building was the copper clad, elevation feature copper dome with glazed roof over the council chamber. The project received the Chartered Institute of Building Award In Construction Management.

Kilcawley have also been involved with the construction of a new daycare centre at St Pappins Church in Ballymun, Dublin. The €8 million project comprised the construction of a 59 bed facility complete with assisted bathrooms and showers. The accommodation also included dining rooms, dayrooms and staff facilities.

The works also required the full restoration of St. Pappins Church, which was built in the early 18th century, to include the original vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, roofs and stonework. A new mezzanine floor was also installed in order to provide a day centre and recreation rooms.

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