This is one of the most unusual and visually striking Irish building restorations that LBS have supplied. The Old Head of Kinsale Signal House on the Cork coast has, in 2015, been reborn as a Museum and Memorial to the sinking of the Lusitania liner in 1915 – a mere 10 miles away. The dilapidated signal tower has been faithfully restored, using selected Cwt-Y-Bugail Dark Blue/Grey 50×30 slates to clad the exterior walls. The result is impressive, and returns the building to how it would have looked two centuries ago. It is one of 81 signal houses that were erected around the coast of Ireland following an attempted French invasion in 1796.
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