Co. Roscommon


  • NIAH Ref: 31920002
  • Date: 1715 - 1800
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Loughglinn
  • County: Roscommon
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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 theexternal fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration, particularly vandalism with lead, copper and slates having been removed. 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. Loughglynn is a former convent and nursing home but was originally a country house built circa 1715 and extended circa 1820. It was originally a three storey structure, the top floor was removed following a fire in the early 20th century. There are limestone walls, bay windows facing the rear garden and replacement windows throughout. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Community
  • Educational

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