Moore Hall, Ballyglass

Muckloon Hill
Ballyglass
Co Mayo
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: N/A
  • Date: 1780 - 1782
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Muckloon Hill
  • County: Mayo

Criteria for Risk

  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • 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.

A shell of a house built in the 1790s by George Henry Moore in a demesne by Lough Carra. It is the childhood home of writer George Moore. It was burned down in the Civil War in 1923. It now forms part of a Coillte landholding. The proposals to restore house have proved unviable. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Updated: January 2017.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

Photograph Credit: nomadtales.com

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