THE TRADITIONAL LIME COMPANY

Based outside Tullow, Co. Carlow, the Traditional Lime Company has supplied lime and lime mortars to the conservation, restoration and ecological building industries for over twenty years. 

Ireland's original supplier of natural hydraulic limes as exclusive agents of Saint-Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes & Otterbein Natural Hydraulic Limes. This is complimented by our Beeck & Aglaia natural paint range. We also stock a full range of associated products including hair and fibres, pozzolans, ochres, pigments, lime washes, riven & sawn lath & wattle.

We provide a full technical back-up service for our products as well as consultancy on all aspects of building conservation and restoration.

We also stock a wide variety of reclaimed & traditional materials for use in conservation and restoration projects.

  • 31 MERRION SQUARE
    31 MERRION SQUARE
  • HUME STREET HOSPITAL
    HUME STREET HOSPITAL
  • KEVIN STREET LIBRARY
    KEVIN STREET LIBRARY
  • LEINSTER HOUSE
    LEINSTER HOUSE

TRADITIONAL LIME PROJECTS

Edward Byrne & the Traditional Lime Company have been involved in some of Ireland's most iconic buildings, consulting on conservation as well as supplying materials.

NOTABLE PROJECTS
  • Lambay Island
  • Ballyfin Demesne
  • Leixlip Castle
  • Castletown House
  • Doneraile Court
  • Muckross House
  • Ardfert Cathedral
  • Kilcoe Castle
  • RTE Home of the Year 2020
  • Royal Hospital Kilmainham

GEORGIAN RUIN REVIVED

Edward Byrne of the Traditional Lime Company provided full conservation consultancy to the owners of this Georgian ruin, working closely with their architect Gilbert Stucky. Lme & lime mortars for both interior & exterior work were supplied to this project.

GEORGIAN RUIN
AFTER FULL RESTORATION

JEREMY IRONS KILCOE CASTLE

Edward Byrne worked with actor Jeremy Irons on the restoration of his 15th century Irish fortress in County Cork. Among the materials supplied were roof slates, flagstones & 27 tonnes of Natural Hydraulic Lime for the external render. Irons recently sought pigments to reinvigorate the unique exterior hue.

JEREMY IRONS & KILCOE CASTLE
EXTERIOR KILCOE CASTLE

NEW BUILD PROJECTS

The Traditional Lime Company has been involved in numerous new building projects where the use of eco methods & materials were a priority. Straw bale houses, hemp builds & energy efficient projects have all been completed with advice & materials from the Traditional Lime Company.

NEW BUILD PROJECT
SELF COLOURED EXTERIOR RENDER

SIGGINSTOWN CASTLE, WEXFORD

Liz & Gordon Jones are working with Edward & the Traditonal Lime Company to fully restore their 15th century castle in Wexford. Edward along with James Grace prepared the green oak timbers for the replacement roof & floors. Read more about this incredible restoration project HERE.

SIGGINSTOWN CASTLE
BESPOKE TIMBER FRAME ROOF

PATTI'S COTTAGE, TIPPERARY

O'Neill Architecture worked with the Traditional Lime Company on this thatched cottage which was shortlisted for the RTE Home of the Year 2015. 

PATTI'S COTTAGE
PATTI'S COTTAGE INTERIOR