Sacred Heart University, Dingle

Restoration & Redevelopment of Dingle CBS

The former CBS site located in Dingle is poised to undergo a remarkable transformation into a university campus designated for Sacred Heart University.

With its origins dating back to 1846 under the stewardship of the Christian Brothers, this beautiful building is now a protected structure. In recognition of its historical significance, a conservation architect has been appointed to give expert guidance on the restoration project. The extensive restoration project will be completed by Tralee based contractors, Ned O’Shea & Sons.


In alignment with the specific design criteria, West Architectural Facades are installing our ST70 Hi window systems and TB50 curtain wall with integrated Brise Soleil. The implementation of our high performance aluminium fenestration systems promises a substantial enhancement in thermal performance, and also a harmonious integration within the building’s historical architectural design.

Upon completion, which is estimated to be in early 2025, the revitalized Sacred Heart University Dingle will have the capacity to accommodate 160 students. It will house expansive conference and workshop spaces, which SHU intends to make available to both national and international educational institutions. Additionally, plans are underway to foster collaboration with other American universities, encouraging them to offer study-abroad programs in the picturesque locale of Dingle.

Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, celebrated as one of the most accomplished Irish speakers and known as the best GAA Commentator the country has produced, was a student of the original CBS Dingle, a school that also counted numerous former Kerry football players among its alumni.

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