Co Limerick


  • NIAH Ref: 21901128
  • Date: 1740 - 1760
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Currah Chase
  • County: Limerick
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Fire damaged


  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: High


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 and vegetation growth. 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.

Curraghchase House which was the residence of by the de Vere family and was the birthplace of the poet Aubrey de Vere is set in a magnificent demense landscape. The house is now derelict and vacant following a fire in 1941 but retains many limestone features. It is currently in the ownership of Coillte who have not put in any significant measures to improve the condition of the structure. This building urgently requires a conservation management plan and new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Community
  • Commercial

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