Dougan FitzGerald

Killaloan Church, Clonmel, TipperaryPOA

Investment Property 126 m² / 1356 ft² For Sale

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Description

Dougan Fitzgerald and REA Stokes and Quirke have been appointed as joint selling agents by The Representative Church Body of this deconsecrated (1964} Church at Killaloan with its tree lined Avenue. The Church, which is designated a protected structure, was built c196 years ago. The Church is set in at the end of a beautiful tree lined Avenue off the N24, 5.6 kms east of Clonmel towards Kilkenny and Waterford cities.


THE CHURCH:

Killaloan Church of Ireland church built in 1825-27 during a post-Napoleonic Wars boom. This boom was augmented by a bonanza of Church building in Ireland. The Church had capacity for 100 worshipers and seldom had more than 80 parishioners drawn from the Osborne Family's Newtown Anner Estate and the nearby Best Family Estate at Annerville. The Church was constructed to a familiar rectangular design of bell tower facing west and altar facing east. The Church was deconsecrated in 1964 with the roof removed alongside precious memorial tablets. The building contains high quality masonry, with cut and carved stone and coloured mosaic fragments at the sanctuary showing it to be a fine example of 19th Century craftsmanship and the status of Church building and architecture at the time. Local Clonmel man William Tinsley built many fine churches in the area and may have been responsible for Killaloan Church.

A graveyard surrounding the Church was taken into ownership by Tipperary County Council on the deconsecration of the Church and with the Council’s assistance, the Graveyard has been maintained by local family members whose loved one’s rest there. This wonderful team not only care for the upkeep of the graveyard but also renovated the Avenue some years ago.


The Church, which is in ruins, still maintains some superb cut/carved stone windows and masonry walls along with the Belfry/ tower, which is largely intact. It is located in a tranquil oasis enjoying superb views of the surrounding countryside. Excellent location 5.6km from Clonmel off the N24.
They are currently no services connected to the ruins.

Access to the Deconsecrated Church is by a right of way granted by Tipperary County Council
The River Suir is 200 metres away with a Blueway beside it, enjoying this most scenic of routes between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir for 21 km.


OUTSIDE:
Killaloan Church, which is in ruins, is located at the end of a tree lined Avenue with access through the Graveyard via a right of way.

Accommodation

The Measurements of The Church in Ruins Are as Follows:

The accommodation consists of,
Entrance Porch - 1.5m X 2.8m
Nave - 13.9m X 6.6m
Chancel - 3.7m X 3.8m
Vestry - 3.2m X 2.5m
Office - 3.1m X 2.5m

Killaloan, assaults the senses in so many ways in its beauty, peacefulness, and closeness to nature. The Suir River is 200 meters away with the Blueway beside it, ideal for walkers, anglers and cyclists to enjoy this most scenic of routes between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir, running alongside the River Suir for 21 kms. Birdlife abounds: robins, herons and swans. While salmon are now less plentiful, in season, fishermen enjoy their sport. Otters, bathing horses and canoeists can be seen on a towpath where once barges transported stout barrels, butter, grain, and other essentials. This trade contributed to the sustained prosperity of the towns and villages in this part of the valley.

Directions

The Church is located east of Clonmel in Co. Tipperary off the N24 in the Golden Vale of the River Suir, which enters the Irish sea at Waterford and passes through one of Irelands most fertile valleys and revels in the footprint of successful human settlement before the Vikings. To the North is heather- clad majestic Slievenamon which features in the wonderful Tipperary anthem and lament. On the other side of the River Suir are the Comeragh Mountains. Nearest Eircode to the Church is E91 YE68.