Tyrone House, Kilcolgan

Co Galway


  • NIAH Ref: 30410337
  • Date: 1775 - 1780
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: House
  • Townland: Ballinapeaka
  • County: Galway
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  • Last Reviewed:: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • 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.

Tyrone House is a dramatic shell of late 19th century house of the St George Family. It was abandoned to ruin in the early 20th century. It inspired the Sommerville and Ross novel 'The Big House of Inver'. It is now one of the most evocative of Irish house ruins. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

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