An Taisce List A Tipperary Building As Being At Risk

The Environment unit of the Irish conservation charity, An Taisce, has recently updated and published their directory of Ireland’s most at-risk buildings. One such structure added to their list, is located here in our own County of Tipperary.

Sacred Heart Secondary School, Roscrea, Tipperary.

The latest Tipperary building listed is the once Sacred Heart Secondary School, situated at Parkmore, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, which currently sports unsightly, boarded-up windows on its road side, displaying all the future promise of total dereliction.

Originally constructed about 1865, this still solid stone, large-scale structure is one of a number of interesting buildings within a former school complex.

According to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage same, until more recent years, once added variety of form and texture to the local street scape. Its imposing façade is further enlivened by well executed features; e.g. the stone string courses, and the fine porch with steps.

An Taisce warns that the named buildings all of national importance could be lost to future generations if action is not immediately taken, and further point out that some of the named listed structures could be restored to provide affordable housing.

“Given the critical homeless situation in the country, some of these heritage buildings could be restored to provide affordable housing for families and individuals.” An Taisce stated.

An Taisce confirm that a number of buildings on their list are in such disrepair, that they may now be dangerous or unusable.


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