Christ Church, Rathcormack

Dispensary Lane
Co Cork


  • NIAH Ref: 20822009
  • Date: 1770 - 1780
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Church/Chapel
  • Townland: Dispensary Lane
  • County: Cork
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Criteria for Risk

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


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


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.

Christchurch is an 18th century church in the centre of Rathcormac with early 19th century alterations. Of interest is its private gallery space to the side with double classical colonnade into the church opening. The building has been unused for some time and has fallen derelict with its windows blocked up and internal features becoming lost. Given its location in the village centre, a new community or educational use is most appropriate to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Educational

Photograph Credit: Alison Killilea (

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