Dysart Castle, Thomastown

Dysart
Thomastown
Co Kilkenny
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: N/A
  • Date: 1400 - 1500
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Castle/Fortified House
  • Townland: Dysart
  • County: Kilkenny

Criteria for Risk

  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Suffering from structural problems
  • Abandoned ruin

Assessment

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

Appraisal

The building is a roofless shell. None of the original fabric remains other than the external walls. It is suffering from structural problems that could lead to full or partial collapse, and there is an immediate threat of further deterioration.

Dysart Castle is a pre Anglo-Norman ecclesiastical site with medieval towers which was built when the site was a dependency of Kells Priory. The castle was home to the Bishop George Berkeley. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

Photograph Credit: Bernard Yu (flickr.com)

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