Pretty Vacant

On the main street of Shinrone, County Offaly, what should be a pretty family home but is now a vacant and much vandalised property. Likely dating from the 19th century when the village was more prosperous, the building’s interior shows evidence that this was once a fine residence.Inside the hall and facing the entrance, the wall is divided in three by slender arches, the space to the left containing a staircase, that to the right a passageway leading to the rear of the house, while the centre one takes the form of a niche. Reception rooms to the left and right of the hall show further evidence of former glory, all now abandoned and in decay.

7 comments on “Pretty Vacant

  1. Dr Gerard O’Keeffe says:

    The immorality of a having housing crisis and homelessness, while beautiful buildings like this are left to moulder away all over the country, is staggering.

  2. Sylvia Wright says:

    Such a crying shame

  3. Patrick says:

    It seems highly unlikely to me that this house would be abandoned , there must be more to this story .

  4. Patrick says:

    Seems very unlikely that this would happen, there must be more to this story.

  5. Patrick says:

    Seems unlikely, there must be more to this story.

  6. Jane killingbeck says:

    How very sad …… there must be a story behind the state it is in .

  7. Emma Richey says:

    How sad and a waste of a good property.

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