Month: September 2016

Back Garden, Newbridge

We are well under way in this back garden in Newbridge – timber screens, upper and lower curved patios, new built in outdoor grill, planting, lawn rehab. Read more »

St. Mary’s – Remembering The Forgotten Dead

The projects are coming thick and fast. The last one was all about the contemporary and the global. The next one is more about the historic and the local. St. Mary’s Cemetery is located on the Ballintubbert Road in Athy. The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage describes it thus: “Workhouse burial ground with grave markers… Read more »

More On The Hazel Garden Opening

So we eventually got there. Last Saturday evening saw the first group of refugees to use the Syrian courtyard garden at the reception centre in Monasterevin. An idea which was born towards the end of 2015 finally and officially came into being on Saturday evening. The route has been circuitous, the process arduous in places.… Read more »

Hazel Garden Opens

A great day in Monasterevin yesterday. This is the first group of residents to use the new garden at the reception centre. Read more »

Hazel Garden

In the finishing stretch down in Monasterevin. Grand opening on September 17th. Read more »


Space, the final frontier. It’s all about the space now; outer space, inner space. Space, there seems to be plenty of it knocking around but we invariably can’t get our hands on enough of it to meet our needs. We notice that the principal protagonists on our beloved home renovation shows no longer refer to… Read more »

A Beacon Of Hope Destroyed

Syria hasn’t gone away. It’s still there, being decimated piece by piece, its citizens (those who haven’t managed to flee) living in utterly desperate conditions. No infrastructure, no water, no food, minimal shelter, being pounded on an hourly basis by Russian bombers. The city of Aleppo has been reduced to a pile of smouldering rubble.… Read more »

Site Clearance & Pony Paddock Co. Laois

We are merging two small fields by clearing the site, removing hedges and blending ground levels to create a large usable area adjacent to the house for the homewowner’s pony. The next step will be to install the perimeter post and rail fence, prepare the ground and seed with horse appropriate grass seed. Read more »