Protecting and Preserving our Built Heritage

Specialist contractor, Clarke Restoration, restores heritage landmark to its former glory...

Clarke Restoration recently carried out a stunning restoration of the Garvagh War Memorial.
Works to the memorial tower included the restoration of the complete stone structure, installation of new floors, a new lighting scheme and the restoration of the historic clock.

Garvagh War Memorial is one of the most prominent landmarks on Garvagh’s Main Street. Originally designed by a local man, Thomas Johnston, the Garvagh War Memorial is built of local stone and stands at 40 feet high. Construction was completed on March 27, 1924 to commemorate 32 men from Garvagh who died in WWI and later, the names of those who fell in WWII were later added.

Like us, buildings will age but their life can be prolonged with proper care, treatment and maintenance. With over 30 years’ experience in the stone and restoration industry in Northern Ireland, Clarke Restoration can be relied on to protect our region’s most important heritage buildings.

Using specialist restoration and conservation techniques, the County Fermanagh-based contractor offers a wide range of services including: stone masonry, stone cleaning, brickwork pointing, stonework pointing, tuck pointing, lime pointing, pressure grouting and pressure pointing. Clarke Restoration added the successful restoration of the Garvagh War Memorial to its extensive portfolio. A list of prestigious projects include the Grand Opera House, Mussenden Temple, Killeavy Castle, St Mary’s Belfast and Bangor Castle. These buildings form our heritage so it is vital they are preserved and protected to be cherished for generations to come.

To discuss how Clarke Restoration can deliver its specialist restoration and conservation services to your next heritage project, call: +44 (0)79 3462 7098, email:,