Co Westmeath


  • NIAH Ref: 15401321
  • Date: 1730 - 1750
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: House
  • Townland: Killagh
  • County: Westmeath
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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: Very Poor
  • Level of Risk: High


The building is suffering from major conservation problems. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration such as slipped slates, vegetation growth, broken windows and vandalism. There is no immediate danger of collapse but condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

Killagh is an unusual early 18th century house, simple in form, which has remained vacant for some time. With no ongoing maintenance some features are falling derelict such as the early eighteenth century timber door with raised and fielded panels and an unusual three-spoke fanlight with heavy glazing bars over. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Residential

Photograph Credit: NIAH