Funicular Folly

Location: Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath
Bricks Used: Kingscourt Brown Smooth
Client: Body & Soul, Music and Arts Festival
Architect: Rae Moore
Engineers: Arup
Contractor: Bennett Construction
Brick Supplier: Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks
Cement Supplier: Kilsaran
Year Built: 2017

Winner of Architectural Design & Built Structures at the Irish Design Awards 2017.
This year’s Body & Soul Festival saw a very different kind of VIP – a brick pavilion that played host to a range of intrigued visitors, from a roaming choir to festivalgoers simply sheltering from the rain. The ‘Funicular Folly’ was designed by architect Rae Moore as an art installation for the festival. With the help of construction firms including Arup, Bennett Construction and Kilsaran, the project was completed for just €400, with all bricks kindly donated by Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks.