A 150 year old cottage in Leitrim has been awarded a prestigious prize by the Irish Georgian Society

A cottage in Leitrim has been awarded a special prize by the Irish Georgian Society.

The Swiss cottage located south of Mohill was awarded the Mary Bryan Prize for conservation which recognises excellence and repair in the conservation in buildings of special architectural interest.

Originally built on the Lough Rynn estate in 1860 for the Earl of Leitrim the highly ornate building was probably used as a hunting lodge.

Buckley Partnership Architects and local builder Vincent Burn were commissioned to restore the building by its current owner into a comfortable modern home.

Livia Hurley, Chair of the Awards Jury, said it was a difficult building to restore as conservation had to be balanced with sustainability and this is why it was recoginised by the Irish Georgian Society.

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