The Barracks, Nenagh

Co Tipperary


  • NIAH Ref: 22305015
  • Date: 1730 - 1770
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Barracks
  • Townland: Summerhill
  • County: Tipperary North
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Suffering from structural problems


  • Condition of Structure: Very Poor
  • Level of Risk: Critical


The building is threatened with a real conservation deficit. It is suffering from an acute structural problem that could lead to full or partial collapse, and there is an immediate threat of further deterioration.

The five-bay, three-storey former barracks building, with two storey wings either side was built in 1730. It is constructed with rendered limestone. Despite its advanced state of dereliction, many original features survive, including slate roof and timber sash windows. The building has been vacant for a number of years with sections of the roof having recently collapsed which has exposed the interior to weather damage. Having been vacated by the Army, it is currently in Council's ownership. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

Photograph Credit: Tipperary County Enterprise Board

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