Donaghy's Mill, Drogheda

Moneymore
Drogheda
Co Louth
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 13618003
  • Date: 1800 - 1840
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Mill (Water)
  • Townland: Moneymore
  • County: Louth
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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

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 late 19th century, five storey factory building is prominently sited on the River Boyne to the west of the town centre. There have been proposals for development at this site, however, none have proceeded. There is inadequate information on the current status of proposals for the site and ongoing maintenance of the building. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

A major fire occurred on St Patrick's Day 2019 at this property. It reduced the main building to a shell.

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Educational

Photograph Credit: Pat McDonagh (panaramio.com)

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