John Paul Construction

The National Gallery of Ireland

Extensive refurbishment of the Historic Wings, the Dargan and Milltown Galleries, originally constructed in 1865 and 1903 respectively.


  • Refurbishment of Historic Dargan and Milltown Wings and infill of the central Sculpture Court
  • Listed \ Protected Structure
  • Enabling Works to relocate the existing security room
  • New basement Energy Centre at the Merrion Square entrance
  • Provision of new basement level server and security rooms
  • Underpinning 3m deep under existing building footprint
  • Best Culture / Public Building – 2018 RIAI Awards
  • Project of the Year – Public / Heritage – 2018 Irish Construction Excellence Awards
  • Cultural Project of the Year – 2017 Irish Building and Design Awards