Woodstock House, Inistioge

Co Kilkenny


  • NIAH Ref: 12403203
  • Date: 1740 - 1750
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Inistioge
  • County: Kilkenny
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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.

Woodstock is a ruin of a substantial mid 18th century house built by Sir William Foynes and extended in early 19th century with wings by the Tighe Family. It was burnt down in 1921 following occupation by the Black and Tans. A central section of the facade of the main block collapsed in the 1990s. It was acquired with the adjoining garden and arboretum by Kilkenny County Council who have carried out major restoration since 1999. Additional major work is required to secure ruin from further deterioration. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

Photograph Credit: theirishaesthete.com

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