Categories of Special Interest
Architectural Historical Social Technical
1805 - 1820
Detached single-bay single-storey limestone ashlar arsenal, built c. 1810, with a brick constructed barrel vault fronted by limestone pediment to barracks elevation. Large section of front elevation, including clerestorey light, removed, without apparent structural instability. Gabled slate roof, with large slates, and corrugated metal sheeting to north. Massive limestone ashlar battered walls to front elevation with. Limestone coping to gable wall, and limestone eaves supporting rainwater goods. Side elevation with heavy buttressing. Gun loop to front and side elevation. To interior, tamped clay floor, red brick-faced internal elevations and barrel vault.
Unusual, strong, defensive and monumental qualities are embodied in this structure. There is a high standard of architectural detailing in common with other barracks buildings. It is an important and rare typology in Ireland.