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Dromneavane, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

5 Bed

3 Bath

194 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 194 m²
Period property within close proximity to Kenmare Town. Built in 1847, this historic building was constructed as a hospital and then went on to be a military barracks for the British army and then the Free-State army until 1929. It then passed into private ownership and for much of the last century it has been a private residence. 5 Bed two storey residence with internal area of 194.5 / 2,094 sq. ft. Situated on 0.83 acres / 0.34 hectares with a number of outbuildings on the site. The residence is located within 1 km of Kenmare Town. In close proximity to Kenmare shopping centre, primary and secondary schools, cr che, medical centre, primary care centre and hospital. This is a rare opportunity for a new owner to transform this historic building and give it a new lease of life. SERVICES:Public water. Public sewerage. Electricity. Wired for telephone. Broadband available in the area. Title information: The house and outbuildings on 0.83 acres of land are held on a freehold title. The surrounding lands of (of about 2 acres) to the North, South, West are held on a leasehold. Expiry of lease in 2028. History: The 40 bed Hospital opened on 20th of March 1847 and was under the control of Dr Thomas Taylor. The building was constructed during Famine times as the hospital for the nearby Workhouse (which was located on the site of the current community hospital). Once the Famine passed the hospital was commandeered by the British Army and used as a military barracks up until the War of Independence in 1921. After Independence the Irish Free State army then took up occupation until 1929. After 1929, ownership of the building passed to a number of owners. In 1952, Mr Dan O Brien bought the old hospital building and renovated into a residence for his family. Over the last 70 years the property has served as the home for the O Brien family. Protected Structure: The main building is listed in the Record of Protected Structures. RPS Ref 093-055 under the Draft Kerry County Development Plan 2022 - 2028. DIRECTIONS: EIRCODE: V93 H2 V5 Leave Kenmare passing the Catholic Church and St John' s national school. Keep straight at the junction with the Inner Relief Road (at Kenmare Shopping centre). Continue for 80 meters, you will come to a Y junction and stay right. Continue for 550 meters, the entrance to the property will be located on your left.
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