Ireland’s Top 10 Most-at-Risk Buildings announced for 2019

An Taisce, a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland’s natural and built heritage, has announced for the first time the country’s Top 10 Most-at-Risk Buildings.

These are all buildings of national importance, buildings that lie vacant and are in such a state of disrepair that they may be dangerous or have no identifiable new use. These buildings could be lost to future generations unless direct action is taken soon to preserve them. Given the critical homeless situation in the country, some of these heritage buildings could be restored to provide affordable housing for families and individuals.

This ‘Top 10 at risk’ list will henceforth be compiled and updated by An Taisce annually.

In alphabetical order, then, here are the ten buildings in 2019 that are most at risk:

  • Atkins Hall, Cork
  • Carrickglass Demesne, Carrigglass, Co. Longford
  • Carstown House, Carstown, Co. Louth
  • Cassidy’s Distillery, Monasterevin, Co. KildareCastle Saunderson, Co. Cavan
  • Castlehyde Church, Castlehyde, Co. Cork
  • Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Claremount, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
  • Iveagh Markets, Dublin 8
  • Sacred Heart Secondary School, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary