A married couple from Cashel are to feature on an episode of Room to Improve tonight.
Brian Carrigg and Kate Molony met on holiday in Spain seven years ago.
They married during the pandemic with a tiny ceremony, so when their house is complete, they hope to have a big party to make up for their wedding.
In November 2022, they bought a bungalow on the outskirts of Cashel that Kate had dreamt of owning since she was a child.
The house had been vacant for many years and needed a complete renovation.
Kate and Brian initially moved into the house but quickly realised that the house was cold, damp and uninhabitable, especially with two young children.
They have been living with Kate’s sister Ruth and her family for over a year, so the pressure is on for them to move into their own home before they overstay their welcome!
The derelict and vacant homes grant and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland(SEAI) grant have been integral to making their home build possible.
The house has a view of the Rock of Cashel that Kate adores – architect Dermot Bannon has been challenged to create a design that captures the stunning Rock of Cashel.
The couple also want the home to achieve an A Rating for energy, to include a large rear extension, a fourth bedroom upstairs and to convert an exterior building into a gym for Brian – all while staying within budget.
Room to Improve will air on Sunday at 9.30pm on RTE1 and on the RTE Player.