Co Galway


  • NIAH Ref: 30409429
  • Date: 1760 - 1800
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Ardfry
  • County: Galway
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Suffering from structural problems
  • Abandoned ruin


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


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 house dates to circa 1770 and belonged to the Blake Family with later alterations. It adjoins the earlier medieval castle. The house has been in ruins since the mid 20th century. A development for works at this site was granted permission in 2004 by Galway County Council, however, this has not proceeded. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

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