- NIAH Ref: 21517040
- Date: 1900 - 1910
- Rating: Regional
- Orig. Use: Post Office
- Townland: Henry Street
- County: Limerick City
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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 and vegetation growth. 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 building is currently waiting redevelopment to commercial use as part of a larger mix-use scheme. However, this scheme has stalled and the building is now vacant. The windows have been removed. Even if an appropriate use for the building is found, its setting has been compromised by the high rise office tower behind. As the former General Post Office, this building has played an important role in the history of the city. It is also one of the few remaining historic structures on this part of Henry Street. As such, it has huge heritage value to the city, and it should be brought back into active use as soon as possible to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.
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