The 300 year old Claremount House in Claremorris is listed by An Taisce as one of the country’s Most-at-Risk buildings.
An Taisce, is a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland’s natural and built heritage, and has announced for the first time the country’s Top 10 Most-at-Risk Buildings. The considerably longer Buildings-at-Risk Register was put in place by An Taisce in response to the growing number of structures that are vacant and are falling into a state of disrepair.
Claremount House , like the other structures listed is “of national importance, lies vacant and is in such a state of disrepair that it may be dangerous or have no identifiable new use”.
An Taisce claims that the buildings could be lost to future generations unless direct action is taken soon to preserve them.
Ian Lumley of An Taisce has been telling Midwest News today more about Claremount House and why it is in it’s top ten Most-at-Risk structures.