Survey Data

Reg No

14810025


Date

1800 - 1840


Townland

KYLEBEG OR BANAGHER


County

County Offaly


Coordinates

200750, 215652


Description

End-of-terrace five-bay two-storey house, built c.1820, with pubfront to ground floor, central projecting entrance bay, return and modern extension to rear. Now in use as a public house. Fronts directly onto street. Pitched slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles and rendered chimneystacks. Smooth render to ground floor roughcast render to upper storey. Timber sash and uPVC windows with stone sills. Wyatt window to central projecting entrance bay. Round-headed door opening with rendered surround, spoked fanlight, sidelights and timber panelled door, with limestone threshold. Pubfront with rendered fascia, display window and timber door with overlight and limestone threshold to southern end of building. Roughcast rendered outbuilding to rear site accessed via laneway to south.

Appraisal

Located towards the northern end of the Main Street, The Railway Bar and house is a substantial property with a number of interesting features. One such notable element is the projecting entrance bay, with round-headed door opening, fanlight and decorative sidelights, surmounted by a Wyatt window. This entrance bay alone elevates the building from its more modest neighbours. Also of note is the retention of much of the structure's original fabric such as its timber six-over-six sash windows, slate roof and outbuildings. The simple mid twentieth-century pubfront also adds an element of interest to the Classical fa├žade, and as the name suggests this building was once used as the main hotel for locomotive travellers before the Clara to Banagher Railway closed in the early 1960s.