VM ZINC Catalogue Gallery 2019 – Padraig Pearse Visitor’s Centre, Rosmuc


The roofing area consists of approx. 420 m2 of VMZINC Pigmento Red Plus, Standing seam on separation layer on 158mm Metdeck on Alutrix on a metal deck unventilated system.  This project had a total value of €240,000 including the cladding area, which consisted of 860 m2 of VMZINC Standing Seam ventilated Rainscreen Cladding.

The cultural centre at “Teach an Phiarsaigh” in Rosmuc provides an introduction to the Irish language, Gaeltacht culture and environment, focusing on 1916 leader Patrick Pearse and his relationship with Co Galway. The building matches the original thatched cottage’s vernacular 43-degrees roof pitch and spans 10m deep along its 60m length.

The development of the new centre was undertaken by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Simon J Kelly Architects were commissioned for the design, a pinched open gable roof of fretted zinc to complement the burnt shades of Connemara’s bog landscape. Carey Building Contractors, Galway enlisted A&A Quinn Roofing Solutions Ltd. as specialist zinc craftsmen. The project was completed on time and within the budget of €2.2m.

Super Garden

A&A Quinn Roofing Solutions features on one of RTÉ’s Super Garden Entries 2019.  Each contestant has five weeks to design and build a show garden with a budget of €5,000. Vision Independent Productions filmed the entries, and we were commissioned to design a copper roof of the summer house in the garden in Swords. We used Aurubis Classic Copper Standing Seam panelling to the roof of the octagonal shaped garden structure. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.



Popular Waterford-based cookery show, returns to RTÉ One for a second run on Wednesday 13th March 2019.  The series is anchored at the home of GIY (Grow it Yourself), at Grow HQ in Waterford City, and each week GROW COOK EAT sees presenters visit expert food producers, chefs and community food growing projects all across the country.

The GROW HQ building was designed by Solearth Ecological Architecture. The building is constructed on ecological principles and serves as a practical example of environmentally sound building design and sustainable development.

A&A Quinn Roofing Solutions Ltd. were responsible for the installation of the green roofing system. This system incorporated an EPDM waterproof barrier, Insulation, a ballast to the roof and a sedum finish. Powder coated metal flashings were also used to weather the perimeter edge.