Sligo City Hall, Sligo

Sligo City Hall, Sligo

Sligo Ireland Sligo Ireland Remmers restoration mortar facade restoration

Built in the 1860’s as the administrative centre for the Borough Council, Sligo City Hall stands in Quay Street on what was originally the site of the O’Conor-Sligo medieval castle, later converted to an Elizabethan fort. The Town Hall was designed by Wm. Hague and built in the French Renaissance style with a double-faced façade and comprising a basement, ground floor and upper floor.

Reference identification data
Construction project:
Facade restoration Facade restoration / natural stone
Building type:
Historically protected / historically valuable buildings
City halls
Short description
Passing years and environmental damage had taken an inevitable toll and the external stonework of Sligo City Hall and required urgent repair. Remmers RM was used in place of replacement stone to give a cost effective but authentic looking repair. Remmers restoration mortar is designed to behave like natural stone in wear and permeability as well as appearance.
Sligo City Hall
Site address:
F91 PP44 Sligo
Can the work be viewed?

Sample of products or systems used

  • RM

    Art. No. 0750


Download reference as PDF

Show all

Further references

The structure showed cracks in some places, for which there were different causes. Improved statics and higher load capacity were achieved by stiffening the structures, frictional connection of the disturbed foundation and decoupling the components gate, passage hall and gate houses components. Particularly on the western side, intense blackening of the rock surface had built up, which was strongly interlocked with the ground. The deposits were composed of a mixture of soot and plaster. The cleaning process carried out in 1990 with the help of water could only result in a superficial cleaning. In 2002, the newly developed method of particle beam cleaning and cleaning by laser made it possible to remove soot and plaster without destroying the original surface.
Continue reading
On the façade surfaces of Kaispeicher A, there was a lot of efflorescence and lime aging, both signs of penetrating moisture. The damage patterns indicated a lack of frost resistance as well as no protection against driving rain. The listed façade required extensive frost and moisture protection, but was not allowed to undergo any visual changes.
Continue reading