Co Clare


  • NIAH Ref: 20406901
  • Date: 1770 - 1810
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Cahiracon
  • County: Clare
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Suffering from structural problems


  • Condition of Structure: Fair
  • Level of Risk: Moderate


The building is only recently vacant but there is no identified new use. Although previously well maintained, it now requires repairs. There are signs of increasing neglect. There is no immediate danger of collapse but condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

Cahercon is a substantial mid 18th century Georgian house altered with wings in the mid 19th century. It faces across the Shannon estuary. It was formerly the seat of the Scott Family and later the Kelly and Vandeleur families. Latterly owned by Salesian Religious Order before sale to the Whelan Quarry Group. It has been vacant since acquisition by the Whelan Group. No development proposals have been put forward. The Whelan Group has since been put into liquidation/receivership. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character. The property was put on sale market in 2014.

Updated January 2017.

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Community
  • Educational

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