Charleville Demesne
Co Offaly


  • NIAH Ref: 14916022
  • Date: 1800 - 1815
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Stables
  • Townland: Charleville Demesne
  • County: Offaly
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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: High


The most significant Gothic revival Irish house of the early 19th century. The castle and stable yard is designed by Francis Johnston in a wooded demesne for the Bury Family and has remained into the ownership of their descendants. The castle is leased with inadequate repairs carried out to roof. The stable yard and chapel are falling into advancing dereliction. The folly tower is poorly maintained and other buildings in the demesne are vacant. Charleville requires a long term strategic plan to secure future of demesne and features. There are urgent repairs needed to to arrest further deterioration of stables.

MEDIA REPORT: Illustrated 'At Risk' feature on Charleville Castle, The Irish Times, 3rd of July, 2014:

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Community

Photograph Credit: Sebastian Dooris