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Project Lift – Update,.. We’re there!?

It’s been awhile coming but we can finally say, we’re there! After a phone call from Dudley on the site yesterday we can safely say every bit of the buildings, including the sewage treatment system, have been removed from the port tunnel site of Limerick. It’s an important milestone in this project, it marks the transition from work in Limerick to organising and sorting materials that have been transported off site to storage areas and to the Castle grounds.

We’ve still got a big job ahead of us but the first part is just about done with only some site clean up left, very soon we’ll be sitting down to planning and getting us through a busy summer, we have Shakefest comming up soon and Castlepaloozawon’t be far behind it!

A busy summer for sure, hope we’ll see plenty of familar and new faces around the Castle during the summer and when we start the next part, ground prep and of course finally putting up the buildings!

Project Lift – update 4

As a follow up to the last update of picutres, as you can see, the buildings are stripped and nearly down.

We have had a great team of dedicated volunteers working constantly on the project 6 days a week since early January. Even though the team has been mostly quite small they have gotten enourmous amounts of work done and are proving that they are the team meant to get the job done.

We should see a couple of more weeks of dismantling, site clean and moving the last of the materials to off-site storage. Transport of the walls has been on going during the project, stacking them on pallets and keeping them on-site with no shelter isn’t really an option. We’ve had to spilt some of it up as we don’t have access to a storage area that will hold ever single bit but with a decent marking and documentation system we know where it all is and which parts we’ll need when we finally start to put the walls up again.

We will keep you updated on any more exciting further developments both here and on Facebook. The important thing is that Charleville Castle Members, Volunteers and Supporters have been bonding together to raise much needed emergency funds for our site Volunteer’s expenses, pay for their Safe Pass course, accommodation and food aswell as on-site equipment and transport costs.

Sundays

Sundays are usually quiet affairs, sunday dinner, sunday drive, etc. Oh and now-a-days sunday shopping. For us it’s still project lift! Site work can’t be done on Sunday so what we can fit in to a trailer is fitted and shipped back to the castle saturday night, sunday begins the sorting, storage and de-nailing in some cases.

We can store alot of the materials in the lower areas of the castle, alot of the smaller peices from the interior are easily handled and fitted in. The larger pieces from outside walls, the roof (a-frames, awnings), in some cases the windows are going to be the hard parts to store! That is of course after the transport is arranged.

If you have storage around Tullamore or even in Limerick that you might donate for awhile to help with this project then give us a shout! If you have transport that might help us get some of these materials from Limerick to Tullamore (or where we’re storing them) we’ed love to hear from you as well!

Once we get a roof over the first building on our site storage problems will dissappear for a little while. We’ll be able to move a good bit of the other building inside the first one so all the materials are on site and near to hand for us. Pallets are also high on the list! Walls must be stacked on pallets for ease of transport using a teleporter or forklift and of course the save huge amounts of time when loading and unloading a container. If you have any spare pallets we’ed gladly put them to good use!

 
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