5 Leinster Street,
Co. Kildare


  • NIAH Ref: 11810044
  • Date: 1780 - 1800
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: House
  • Townland: Rathangan
  • County: Kildare
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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 buildings have 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, such as water penetration, slipped slates, vegetation growth, broken windows and vandalism. 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. Located in a central location, this house and adjacent former RIC Barracks are a strong feature of Rathangan's streetscape. These buildings urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Community

Photograph Credit: NIAH