A LARGE UNOCCUPIED BUILDING IN CAPELIZOD
The house was in better condition when I photographed it in 2018 but it may not be as bad as it appears to be in my photographs.
The privately owned property at 34 Main Street, dates back to the 1730s, but it is claimed by some that neglect has led to collapse of the building’s internal floors.
The structure is described by the National Inventory Of Architectural Heritage as follows: “A well proportioned early Georgian house occupying a prominent location in Chapelizod, contributing to its eclectic character, and one of the earliest houses remaining in the village. Its close proximity to the church and picturesque churchyard, and the narrow lanes which bound it to either side, contribute to its setting and context. 34 Main Street was immortalised in “The House by the Churchyard” (1863) by Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-73).”