What the Big Barn is all about

The Big Barn Project was created to document the designing and remodeling of an old barn into an art studio.  This particular barn was built 50 years ago using old rail road tracks, timber and corrugated iron.  It was used as a milking parlor and for storage of winter hay. For the last 20 years it has been for storage of farm equipment but has become derelect. The building was leaking and threatening collapse from dry-rot.  The Big Barn Project is to save this space and create a new life for it.

The location of the Big Barn is in the southwest of Ireland in a historical area called Kilcoe. It is on a 30 acres of old farmland, much of which is planted with native species and reclaimed by nature. The property has beach access and a historical church that was built around 1400.


50 year old hay barn,

2000 sq. ft,

Ft 40 x Ft 50 floor plan,

30 Ft. tall at peak,

Made of :  Corrugated Iron, Railroad Ties, Oak beams

~ by bigbarnproject on November 22, 2010.

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