Co Cavan


  • NIAH Ref: 40400913
  • Date: 1795 - 1800
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Church/Chapel
  • Townland: Kildoagh
  • County: Cavan
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

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


  • 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 slipped slates and water penetration. 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. Kildoagh Church became redundant when a new church was constructed in Bawnboy circa 1970, leaving it one of the most intact pre-Emancipation Catholic interiors in Ireland with original clay tile floors. A datestone exists circa 1796 to the front. The structure has both male and female entrances similar to Presbyterian churches of the period. The entrance elevation has 19th century plaster works and windows. The structure is gradually losing its features of interest. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Educational

Photo Credit: The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH)