Francis Street
Dublin 8


  • NIAH Ref: N/A
  • Date: 1900 - 1907
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Market
  • Townland: Francis Street
  • County: Dublin City
  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

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


  • Condition of Structure: Very Poor
  • Level of Risk: Critical

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.
The Iveagh Markets was built by the Iveagh Trust, and largely supported by the Guinness Trust, founded in 1890 by Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh. It is an indoor market, for which the maintenance was entrusted to Dublin City Council when the market ceased operating in the 1990s. The businessman Martin Keane, owner of a hotel and other premises in Dublin, has acquired the site. The building is empty and poorly maintained. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration
of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Educational

Photo Credit: Gary Mooney for the Irish Independent