Conservation Ballynagar House, Abbey, Loughrea

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Building Description:

Detached five-bay two-storey house over raised basement, built c. 1807, with a shallow pedimented single bay entrance breakfront, bow ends to gables, earlier three-bay three-storey return to west elevation, and a further block to the rear. Hipped over-sailing slate roof with timber eaves bracket on front block. Cut limestone eaves course to older block. Lined-and-ruled rendered walls with tooled limestone plinth course.

Ballynagar was designed by the architect Richard Morrison for John Michael Aylward (1780-1861). Morrison's design was for a two-storey range, terminated by shallow segmental bows, fronting an earlier block said to contain seventeenth century fabric. The Aylwards of Co. Waterford were transplanted to the West in 1653 and given the land at Ballynagar. It is thought that part of the house may be quite early in date, built shortly after the Aylwards came to the west.

Brief Description of Project:

The Society granted €5,000 for roof repairs.