Lough Key Arch, Boyle

Rockingham Demesne
Boyle
Co Roscommon
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 31906016
  • Date: 1800 - 1820
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Gate Lodge
  • Townland: Rockingham Demesne
  • County: Roscommon
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

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

Assessment

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

Appraisal

The structure does not appear to be maintained. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration such as slipped slates, vegetation growth, broken windows, vandalism, and blocked rainwater ducts. There are concerns that the building could suffer further decay leading to more serious problems.

The main entrance to the Lough Key Demesne which contained one of Ireland's finest houses designed by John Nash and gutted by a fire in 1950. One of the most impressive of Irish gateways in the form of two storey gothic structure with entrance arch and flanking single storey wings. The arch is in Coillte ownership as part of the Forest Park. It has been poorly maintained in recent years. The structures are of significant historic importance and require conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Educational
  • Conservation

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