Survey Data

Reg No

20505570


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

Convent/nunnery


In Use As

Convent/nunnery


Date

1930 - 1940


Coordinates

167835, 70827


Date Recorded

20/11/1993


Date Updated

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Description

Detached seven-bay three-storey convent with projecting entrance porch, built c. 1935, flanked by bell tower and chapel to the east and by single-storey wing to the west. Semi-circular entrance porch, comprising of tapered Doric columns supporting moulded entablature with statue above. Flat roofs to central block and west wing, pitched slate roof to chapel and carved limestone to bell tower. Rendered walls having moulded render arched surrounds to first floor openings with pedimented surround to central opening, and with moulded render platbands. Square-headed and round-headed openings with timber sliding sash windows. Pair of timber panelled doors.

Appraisal

This building forms part of an interesting group of related structures with the primary and secondary schools to the south-east which are associated with the convent. These buildings are part of a broader group of Roman Catholic related structures with the church and presbytery located to the south-east. This building follows a traditional form, though the flat roofs are representative of architectural design in 1930s Ireland. The building retains notable features and materials, such as the timber sliding sash windows, decorative render detail, and timber panelled doors.