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Dromiskin National School, Dromiskin, County Louth
Front (north) elevation
Reg. No.13829005
Date1925 - 1930
Previous NameN/A
CountyCounty Louth
Coordinates304728, 298055
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL
Original Useschool
In Use Asschool
Detached six-bay single-storey gable-fronted national school, dated 1927. Single-storey flat-roofed entrance porches to east and west, flat-roofed projection to rear. Hipped slate roofs, pitched to gable front, clay ridge and hip tiles, unpainted smooth rendered corbelled chimneystack with splayed cap, painted timber bargeboards, cast-iron gutters on brackets on eaves corbel course, cast-iron downpipes. Unpainted pebbledash walling, painted smooth rendered quoins, band at window head height, projecting plinth, date plaque under painted smooth rendered label moulding reads "Dromiskin National School 1927". Square-headed window openings, splayed heads, painted smooth rendered surrounds, painted stone sills, painted timber six-over-nine sliding sash windows grouped in threes. Square-headed door openings, splayed heads, shouldered painted smooth rendered surrounds, painted timber diagonally- sheeted doors. Opening onto bitmac area at front, lean-to bicycle shed to rear, situated within curtilage of Saint Peter's Church.


A delightful example of a national school dating from the early years of the State and embellished with Arts and Crafts influence. The survival of the original timber windows, which create such sunny classrooms, is an added delight and the, unusually large, pebbledash adds character and texture.
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