Construction Begins on Coach House Project

“To finally break ground after years of planning and delays is thrilling. We are a huge step closer to our dream of a thriving arts centre that will help shape the cultural landscape of East Cork, and we couldn’t have done it without the tremendous support of the community!”

Jessica Bonenfant Coogan, Founder of Greywood Arts.

The much anticipated construction has begun on the Coach House renovation project at Greywood Arts, after delays experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Niall Guerin Construction broke ground on the project in January this year, and the renovation is scheduled to be completed by January 2023.

The 158 square meter Coach House is an outbuilding constructed over 250 years ago. Originally built by the Davis family, the Coach House became an RIC barrack in the late 19th century, and was then used as a sawmill producing doors, windows, and timber cart wheels from the 1920s through to the 1950s.

Derelict for decades, it will now soon offer:

  • Workspaces for local artists
  • A classroom to expand educational offerings such as after school art classes for children
  • A flexible event space for exhibitions, workshops, and cultural events such as literary readings, film screenings, and musical performances.

We’ll keep you updated as construction progresses, meanwhile, keep an eye on our Instagram for some behind the scenes content!

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