Tyrone House

Tyrone House, Kilcolgan

Tyrone House
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Zissou R
2 contributions
Sep 2020
I camped here with my 2 year old daughter Sept 28th - a dead calm night with crystal clear skies. About 2:45 we awoke frozen with the cold and decided to put the flysheet on the tent. The big dipper met us through the Northern Window - fat, wide and beautiful. Then just as we turned to re-enter the tent, our gazes drifted up, up along the haunted empty windows, up towards the missing roof, where the entire Universe awaited us. Framed by the rectangular black of the house, the stars held a special intensity. There were even stars sneaking through some of the second and third storey windows. Get the right weather, and this is a 5 star lodge -just remember to bring your gloves and a decent tent!
The memory of last night will no doubt last me till the grave, and will probably be forgotten by my toddler daughter before she wakes from her next nap. - Age appropriate!
Written September 27, 2020
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Eric W
Gastonia, NC4 contributions
Oct 2019
We stayed at an Airbnb close by. In fact, we had to drive past it to get to our accommodations. Our host told us it was once owned by the Tyrone family. After Ireland gained independence in the 1920's the house was abandoned by the family as they were loyalists landlords that left or were driven out. The house was burned and only the walls remain. It is a ruin but one can see that at one time it was quite a house. The property is fenced and entry is discouraged but there is evidence there are people hopping the fence to enter the building. We did not enter as it appears to be rather perilous to do so. Make the turn between the post office and the bus shelter in Kilcolgan and follow the road.
Written October 22, 2019
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luvmaine2
Mass7 contributions
Oct 2017
Searched for this house with our daughter who was a photography major and studying for a semester abroad at University of Limerick. She got some great shots and we could walk the outside of the house. You can see the interior but not go in— it isn’t safe and is all overgrown inside. Amazing to see this structure in a picturesque spot.
Written June 18, 2018
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SFWOxford
Chippenham, UK295 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
I rent a house that was the laundry for Tyrone House. I pass the house every day and often walk up there on a Sunday. Its a ruin but very atmospheric and in a beautiful setting. Worth a look as a reminder of a bygone age
Written December 29, 2017
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Maureen
County Galway, Ireland160 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This house is a bit off the beaten track - you turn off by the Mace in Kilcolgan and follow the road along for a few kms. First time the road was flooded and we had to turn back but we had better luck a few weeks later. We were able to go inside but be a little careful as there are pieces of the floor missing - the staircase has collapsed downwards so as you move from room to room there is not flooring in every one so you could have a very bad fall. The house has some elaborate plasterwork inside still, though it has largely worn off. Worth a look if you're down tht way.
Written April 1, 2019
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Isabelle_Smyth
Dublin, Ireland286 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
I turned off too early on the road from Clarinbridge to Kilcolgan. I was headed to Kinvara, but this turn, just at the Mace store, brought me on a truly majical journey.Not only did I stop and take pictures of this amazing sructure, now so sadly neglected. but I wound my way on through the rivulets and estuaries that form part of the eastern limits of Galway Bay. Luckily I had time to explore and enjoy the mystery tour. I was totally lost although I though I knew the area fairly well. I took out my elderly SatNav and charged it up, to discover that I was 9 km from Kinvara, but separated by several inlets. If you want to get lost anywhere on planet earth, you couldn't choose a nicer place!
Written September 16, 2018
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panamama
Providence, RI772 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
There is a fence around it, but the gate was open so we went in to explore.It is easy to imagine what a splendid mansion it must have been. Now it is just a shell. Be careful. The inside is full of bramble.
Written November 21, 2017
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Bridget K
Westfield, IN6 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
I had been searching for abandoned homes in Ireland prior to taking a trip there with my family. Tyrone House continued to pop up everywhere but like all of these houses I never thought I would actually find it. While staying at Pete's Castle nearby, he knew I had an interest in architecture and informed us that this place was only 20 minutes away.

We got there with no problem but found out fairly quickly that not only was the gated off but also an interior barbed wire fence around the entire perimeter. Without going into too much detail I was able to take some amazing pictures (unfortunately not on my phone so unable to share at this time) and getting to see this house in person was just spectacular.

The only reason for the 4 stars is the lack of being able to get inside and walk around this building. If you are in the area it is definitely worth a visit. Now if someone can just work on all of the obstacles that would be great.
Written September 6, 2017
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danny2013do
Mullingar, Ireland49 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
I got a chance to visit this splendid lost treasure while doing The Wild Atlantic Way route. As an urban explorer, I have known about this place for quite some time. It was just a matter of fitting it into my schedule to visit it, and I was not disappointed. The location is a little bit off the beaten track not far from Kilcolgen and if your using the likes of google maps for navigation to find your way to the location just try and remember the way came because there is no signal out this far. The building is definitely in a state of despair, there is a lush vegetation sprouting from the trench burrowed around the outside of the house and high above on the crumbling walls. The Field the house resides in is easily accessible from the road and the gate has been bent slightly from the amount of visits this place as accumulated. Entering the place is taken at a risk though, the structure of the house looks insecure, and the entrance arch that was once steps over the trench looks ready to giveaway. I would persuade anyone who is into runes and dystopian sort of scenery to see this place as it truly beautiful.
Written July 22, 2017
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Hackers123
Wicklow, Ireland179 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Hard to imagine that a house of this magnitude would be let go to rack and ruin anywhere else but ireland. Would love to see a rich benefactor take it on and restore it. Has such a fascinating history. Look it up...
Written July 11, 2017
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