St Senan's Hospital, Enniscorthy

Wexford Road
Enniscorthy
Co Wexford
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 15604052
  • Date: 1860 - 1870
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Hospital/Infirmary
  • Townland: Wexford Road
  • County: Wexford
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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: Poor
  • Level of Risk: High

Appraisal

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, vegetation growth, broken windows and vandalism. 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.

St Senans is one of the most impressive 19th century institutional buildings in the country and is considered of national significance in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Its prominent location makes St Senan's a major landmark in the Slaney Valley, south of Enniscorthy. Its construction is of high quality with four brick towers which makes it visible across a wide area. The building presents one of the most difficult new use challenges in the country.

On 16th December 2017 it was reported in the Enniscorthy Guardian that a consortium of four local businessmen, headed by Eamonn Galavan, Managing Director of NitroFert fertiliser company in New Ross, took possession of the property from the HSE and have plans for apartments in the building and on the site.

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Educational

Photograph Credit: buildingsofireland.ie/niah