Academy of Music

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Royal Irish Academy of Music – RIAM. To commemorate this milestone, RIAM has recently undergone a €25 million redesign that has transformed it into a modern campus.

O’Reilly Concrete Ltd are proud to have been part of this ambitious project along with the main project contractor Purcell Construction. The reimagined RIAM now provides students with first-class facilities and enhanced access to musical training and education. Let’s take a look at what this new campus has to offer.

Facilities of the Newly Refurbished RIAM

The newly refurbished RIAM offers

  • Double the number of teaching rooms
  • A 300-seat concert hall
  • 5 acoustically treated faculty zones
  • An opera studio
  • A sonic arts hub

Additionally, there is also a music therapy facility for those who wish to use music as a form of healing. With these state-of-the-art facilities, students will have increased access to higher standards for musical training and education.

RIAM Library Photo by Philip Shields

RIAM Library Photo by Philip Shields

Increased Capacity for Education and Performance

The newly refurbished RIAM not only boasts improved infrastructure to support musical education and performance but also increased capacity for up to 3500 students to receive training and education at the academy each year. This means that more students than ever before will be able to pursue their dreams in music with better resources available for their use.

RIAM Floor Plan

RIAM Academy Gets a Tune-Up with O’Reilly Concrete’s Help

O’Reilly Concrete’s hollowcore floors, precast walls, stairs and columns were instrumental (pardon the pun!) in the construction of a 6-storey extension onto the existing building covering over 4,394sqm.

New Lecture Hall RIAM

New Lecture Hall RIAM

We are proud to have collaborated with the esteemed Royal Irish Academy of Music. The O’Reilly Group was honoured to help provide RIAM with a cutting-edge campus, giving students access to top-notch facilities and an exceptional education. This investment in Ireland’s musical culture ensures its longevity.


RIAM Music Director Deborah Kelleher Photo by Barry Cronin

RIAM Music Director Deborah Kelleher. Photo by Barry Cronin

Get in Touch

If you’re interested in discovering more about our work in Ireland and the UK, we invite you to explore the projects section or pop us an email on – it’s definitely worth pouring over!


On Friday 5th August we organised an ice cream van to visit all our precast production plants and offices in Ireland. This is just a small token of appreciation we wanted to give our staff to thank them for all their hard work.
It was great to see all the smiling faces and we are glad they enjoyed it!

New O’Reilly Group Van Fleet

This year, the O’Reilly Group have upgraded our van fleet to nine new 2022 vans all provided by Western Motors Drogheda.

The new O’Reilly Group Van Fleet are driven by sales representatives and project managers across the Group who are needed for site visits on a regular basis.

Lower carbon emissions

The new O’Reilly Group van fleet allows us to keep our carbon emissions significantly lower as the new 2022 engines, featuring AdBlue, has substantially dropped the level of nitrogen oxide which are released into the atmosphere. At the O’Reilly Group, we are determined in reducing our CO2 emissions and ensuring our vehicles and machinery are kinder to the environment.

Supporting Wind Energy Development in Ireland

O'Reilly Group Van Fleet with Windfarms in Background

Also featured in the background, are just 5 of the Windfarms which we have provided our Ready-Mix Concrete and stone to including:

  • Bindoo Windfarm
  • Mountain Lodge Windfarm
  • Gartnaneane Windfarm
  • Teervurcher Windfarm
  • Raragh Windfarm.

We are also involved in the development of Taghart Windfarm which is currently under construction.

We are delighted to have been part of these projects as wind energy is a vital and clean source of energy, which again, is significantly better for our environment.

Contact our team here with enquiries regarding your project.

Build Award Trophy 2022

Winners of BUILD Award 2022

‘Most Outstanding Designer & Manufacturer of Innovative Precast Concrete Products’

O’Reilly Concrete are both delighted and proud to be winners of BUILD Award 2022. Our team work tirelessly to ensure our products are innovative and of the highest quality.

We are very happy to be adding this to our awards cabinet. Well done to all involved!

Watch our impacting video highlighting our commitment to Health & Safety


O’Reilly Concrete are involved in the residential development located on the Deansgrange Road in Blackrock, Co. Dublin with Homeland Group.



  • Hollowcore 200mm: 10,031 m²
  • Hollowcore 250mm: 754 m²


  • Precast Walls: 7,924 m²
  • Architectural Precast Walls: 5,720 m²

Precast Stairs: 54 Steps (Ranging from 1.1m to 1.3m in width)

Precast Beams: 19 (18 of these are brick-finished)

Precast Columns: 15 (14 of these are brick-finished)


This project will include 5,720m² of our Architectural Wall Panels. The brick used in this build will be mainly a bright sandstone colour we call ‘Buff’. Some areas of this building will feature a darker brick adding contrast.

This project will be comprised of 120 apartments, along with five ground-floor commercial units, a crèche and a basement car park. The site extends to 1.85 acres which offers easy access to Dublin city centre via public transport.

O’Reilly Concrete’s AWP have proven extremely popular in larger developments like this as they are time-saving and cost-effective.

For more information on this project, please visit

The O’Reilly Group received the Ecocem Ireland Carbon Saving Certificate from 2021.

We are absolutely delighted to say that we have reduced our carbon output by up to 6,444 tonnes last year.

The entire Group along with our Environmental Team have worked tirelessly throughout 2021 to reduce our carbon footprint which we can say has been successfully achieved.

Being one of Ireland and the UK’s largest concrete manufacturer, it is very important that we use reduced carbon concrete in all our precast products and projects, whilst maintaining the highest quality.

Keep an eye out on our socials for more carbon saving initiatives that our Environmental Team will be implementing throughout the year. Our goal is to become a zero-carbon concrete manufacturer. O’Reilly Concrete and all at the O’Reilly Group look forward to seeing our carbon savings increase and our carbon footprint decrease in 2022.

Ecocem Cert O'Reilly Concrete


Congratulations to our Group Credit Control team on winning the ‘Domestic Credit Team of The Year 2021” at the Irish Credit Team Awards held in Red Cow Hotel last Friday.

This is a team award made up of our credit control and despatch teams in Kingscourt, Barleystone, Oakstown and Taghart along with all our Sales Reps and Managers that support this multi-disciplined team.

Each person in the team has a role to play and this award is for each-and-every one of them and is testament to the fact that working together can really make a difference.

Representing the team on the day was Eileen Smith, Credit Control Manager, John Mc Mahon, Contracts Manager, Paul Mc Donnell, Precast Commercial Manager, and Majella McCaghey, Group Management Accountant.

Well done everyone!

This O’Reilly Concrete Prestressed Wall Project was completed recently  in Dunleer, Co. Louth, a storage building for warehousing food stuffs.

We installed circa 1,990m2 of 180mm Prestressed Concrete Walls.

This project was supplied using our lower carbon mix prestressed walls incorporating Ecocem GGBS. Around 34 tonnes of CO2 were saved…which is the equivalent of 838 trees growing for 10 years.

To find out more on our fast, strong and lower carbon concrete prestressed walls visit:…/prestressed-wall-panels/

We are very excited to announce that we have been contracted by London Building Company to design, manufacture and build the precast frame for the South Site building as featured above.  This building is part of an exciting apartment development, Mosaic Place, in the heart of Purley, South London.

The full development Mosaic Place, is a 11,354 sqm mixed-use development and has been designed to create a new civic identity at the centre of Purley in South London.  The scheme will provide 220 homes, 39 of which are affordable and will include community facilities.

Project Particulars & Precast Elements:

  • Residential Development
  • South Site Building – 8 Storeys
  • 14,845m2 Precast Walls
  • 9,800m2 Hollowcore Flooring
  • 44no. Stairs
  • Columns & Beams

For further info on our Design and Build capabilities visit: