Derrycunihy Church, Ladies View

Derrycunihy
Ladies View
Co Kerry
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 21308401
  • Date: 1880 - 1900
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Church/Chapel
  • Townland: Derrycunihy
  • County: Kerry
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Criteria for Risk

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

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 mid 19th century Roman Catholic church in now redundant but located in a prominent point above the Lakes of Killarney as you approach Ladies View. A picturesque design taking advantage of its superb view down the valley toward the lakes. Its location should allow for a new tourism or recreation use which would be compatible with surrounding National Park.

Recommended Use

  • Commercial
  • Educational

Photograph Credit: Tomás Bradley

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