Awaiting New Purpose

Dating from c.1800, here is an exceptionally handsome stableyard at Ballykilcavan, County Laois. The land here was bought by Oliver Walsh in 1639 and through 13 generations has belonged to his descendants, in various incarnations, ever since. Some years ago, the present owner cleverly converted the adjacent farmyard into a  brewery, using barley grown on the land and water from the estate’s well, to make a number of fine beers. No doubt in due course a new purpose will be similarly found for the stableyard buildings.

6 comments on “Awaiting New Purpose

  1. What a lovely yard. These type of buildings are often overlooked.

  2. Kevin Sweeney says:

    He seems to be keeping the roof on and in good order which is good

  3. Stephen Barker says:

    I hope the owner is successful and is able to restore the stable yard. Is the house as grand as its outbuildings?.

  4. Deborah T. Sena says:

    Many pictures of the house available on the internet, just type in Ballykilcaven House! It’s simplicity with a touch of unusual additions, compliment the yard. As to use, townhouses would be lovely if they want resident neighbors.

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