The Royal Shannon, Banagher

Main Street
Co Offaly



  • NIAH Ref: 14810026
  • Date: 1780 – 1820
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: House
  • Townland: Curraghavarna And Portavolla
  • County: Offaly
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Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance


  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: High


This building has been vacant for a number of years and does not appear to be maintained. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration, particularly water penetration, slipped slates, vegetation growth, broken windows and vandalism. There is no immediate danger of collapse but the condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

Located beside the Shannon River, this former house is a striking feature of Banagher’s streetscape and one of the grandest structures within the town. Formally a hotel, this building is a prime example of a grand Irish townhouse and was once the home of the renowned Irish writer Anthony Trollope.. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Updated: July 2018.

Recommended Use:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Community

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Local Association: Offaly

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