Enabling works to safeguard a unique piece of Dublin’s industrial heritage are expected to commence this week.
Kilmainham Mill, which was acquired by Dublin City Council in 2018, is comprised of a complex of early nineteenth to mid-twentieth century buildings with an adjacent (now infilled) mill-race off the Camac. The Mill is a protected structure. It served as a flour mill throughout the early nineteenth century, before converting to textile production at the turn of the century. It ceased use as a mill in 2000 and has remained unoccupied since that time.
The enabling works, which include asbestos removal, roof repair, floor propping, window/doors repair, protection of industrial machinery, clearance of debris, are intended to secure and make safe the building ahead of a planned conservation-led redevelopment project. This phase of work is being overseen by Howley Hayes Cooney Architects, toogether with CORA Engineering and will take approximately 8 months.
The ambition is to open a restored mill complex to the public as a cultural hub for Kilmainham.