An Taisce, a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland’s natural and built heritage, has assembled for the fifth time what it determines to be the country’s Top 10 Most-at-Risk Buildings.
According to An Taisce, these are all buildings of importance, both intrinsically and to the heritage of their local areas; buildings that lie vacant and are in such a state of disrepair that they may be dangerous or have no identifiable new use. These buildings could be lost to future generations unless direct action is now taken to preserve them.
The only building that has been listed in Connacht is Castle MacGarrett in Claremorris. Built in 1811, Castle MacGarrett has been laying idle for quite a few years now, and is at risk according to an An Taisce.
The full list is below:
- Aldborough House, Dublin
- Bishop’s Palace, Raphoe, Donegal
- Canal Hotel, Robertstown, Kildare
- Castle MacGarrett, Claremorris, Mayo
- Castle Saunderson, Cavan
- Charter School, Monasterevin, Kildare
- Debtor’s Prison, Green Street, Dublin
- Donaghy’s Mill, Drogheda, Louth
- Knocklofty House, outside Clonmel, Tipperary
- The House by the Churchyard, Chapelizod, Dublin