Mount Shannon, Lisnagry

Mountshannon
Lisnagry
Co Limerick
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 21900618
  • Date: 1780 - 1800
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Mountshannon
  • County: Limerick
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Criteria for Risk

  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Suffering from structural problems
  • Fire damaged
  • 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.

The ruin of a mid 18th century house extended in the 1790s by John Fitzgibbon later the Earl of Clare. It has impressive iconic portices. The house was burnt circa 1920 and part of the main block to side of portico has collapsed or been demolished. The building is of signifcant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

Photograph Credit: theirishaesthete.com

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