Ballygawley Chapel

Various Works to Church of The Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley


In 2010 Paul Hamill was approached to carryout various upgrade/maintenance works to Ballygawley Chapel.


The works included raising the height of the front entrance and reconfiguring the entrance doors to facilitate funerals, wedding and general use. A new open entrance canopy was included to maximise the visibility of the entrance and create shelter for the building users while gaining access.  The open entrance canopy projected from the existing building to a point mimicking the roof to the existing building. The canopy roof was clad with standing seam copper and was supported off cruciform columns. The entrance was further emphasised with the installation of new full height limestone wall cladding with projecting limestone fins inline with the existing first floor slit windows. The forecourt to the Chapel was repaved with Donegal Quartzite slabs. The roof was re-slated, the fascia renewed in copper with concealed gutters.


The finished works look seamless and enhance the appearance and functionality of the building.




Partner: Paul Hamill RIBA<br> Architectural Technologists:<br> Brendan Somerville ACIAT BSc (Hons)<br> Eamonn Cushnahan MCIAT BSc (Hons)


Ecclesiastical / Community