John F Kennedy Arboretum, Wexford

The JFK Arboretum in Wexford is a site of over 250 hectares, with approximately 4,500 species of trees and shrubs. The Arboretum was established in 1968, following a visit by Kennedy whilst  President to the area in 1963. The original structure at the heart of the Arboretum is a masterclass in timber post and beam construction, although the exposure to weather in the south of Ireland has provoked some deterioration in the building fabric. We were appointed by the Office of Public Works to survey and establish a contract for fabric replacement and repairs to this beautiful structure, ongoing on site in Spring 2020.

Covered Walkways around courtyard

Interior Gallery  Space

 

 

Courtyard

Overall Plan

Detailed Sections of Roof Maintenance Works

Overview of Timber Post and Beam Structure, JFK in middle of image

Exterior Walls

 

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