Castleblayney Library wins Public Building of the Year at the 2024 Building and Architect of the Year Awards

B&A Awars 2024 Castleblaney

We are delighted to have received the award for Public Building of the Year for Castleblayney Library at the 2024 Building and Architect of the Year Awards, held in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Completed in collaboration with Gaffney and Cullivan Architects, the project involves the extension and refurbishment of Hope Castle Gate Lodge, more details can be found here….

In adjudicating upon the project, the judging panel outlined that “the transformation of Castleblayney Library showcased a stunning rejuvenation that significantly benefits the local community and acts as a gateway to Lough Muckno. The project blends meticulous conservation with inventive design and is outstanding as a model of adaptive re-use.” They further added that the completed building “enhances the architectural fabric of Castleblayney and enriches the communities cultural and recreational amenity”

Commenting on their win, Craftstudio Architecture Director Ronan Fitzpatrick said “We are absolutely delighted to win this award, Castleblayney Library is a project we are extremely proud of as an example of how historic structures can be conserved, creating colourful, active, and engaging public spaces. We would like to also commend and congratulate our client Monaghan County Council for their vision in pursuing this project ”