Castle MacGarret, Claremorris

Castlemacgarret
Claremorris
Co Mayo
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: N/A
  • Date: 1800 - 1811
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Castlemacgarret
  • County: Mayo

Criteria for Risk

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

Assessment

  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: High

Appraisal

This building has been vacant for a number of years and does not appear to be maintained. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration, particularly water penetration, slipped slates, vegetation growth, broken windows and vandalism. There is no immediate danger of collapse but the condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

The house belonging to the Browne Family was constructed near an earlier castle close to the Robe River. The house was substantially rebuilt in early 20th century with fine neo-classical drawing room. The building was in use as a nursing home for most of 20th century with extensive additions. It is now vacant and urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

A change of ownership occurred in 2016, but no conservation work has as yet been carried out to avert continuing deterioration.

Updated: January 2017.

Recommended Use

  • Residential

Photograph Credit: commercial.ie

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