Following the completion of the Viking Quarter Lighting Strategy in Waterford we were excited to be asked to look at the detailed lighting design for the Bishops Palace, and iconic building on the Mall in Waterford. We felt that this façade was of such importance in the lighting in the area, as it was located at key juncture on the Mall, encompassing the Christchurch Cathedral, Theatre Royal, the new museum and City Hall. The view would also be reﬂected in the new City Council ofﬁces and adding further impact and the necessity to get it right, no pressure!
“We want to replicate character and that olde world feel.” That was the challenge assigned to Willie Duggan when he was asked by Bishop Freeman to come aboard his restoration project and light the Chapter Rooms at St. Marys Cathedral in the medieval city of Kilkenny.
We were approached in September by Waterford City Council regarding the lighting of a new area to be marketed and featured as a tourist attraction within Waterford City. As part of The Waterford Gateway Innovation Fund Bid, the Viking Triangle was highlighted for regeneration as a cultural hub within the City. This area has a wealth of heritage buildings, spanning a millennium from the Viking Era Reginald’s Tower through to the Medieval Franciscan Friary to the Georgian Bishops Palace and Christchurch Cathedral.