Lourdes Parish School

Educationprimary school

Construction of a 3-storey school to cater for 200 pupils.


Department of Education


Michael Kelly Architects

Civil & Structural Engineer


Services Engineer


Quantity Surveyor

Healy Kelly Turner Townsend






This project was the first primary school to be built in Dublin’s North inner city since the foundation of the state.

A tight brownfield site, with public housing on the main access road, required careful co-ordination of materials delivery and the development and implementation of a residents’ liaison network. The structure was a 3-story in-situ reinforced concrete frame with brick and rendered masonry cladding. Key elements were a rooftop play area, an assembly hall with sound attenuation wall detailing and curtain walling to the main stair enclosure. Unusual amongst Irish primary schools, the works also included a fully-fitted kitchen to cater for 200 pupils.

A stunning new education facility.

Key features of the build include:

01. A fully fitted kitchen

02. Rooftop play area

03. Assembly hall with sound attenuation

04. Curtain walling to the main stair enclosure


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