Me­dieval house in dis­re­pair

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A mer­chant house on High Street dat­ing back to Cromwellian times is in a “se­ri­ous state of dis­re­pair.”

The prop­erty at No.’s 16 and 17 High Street is con­sid­ered one of the old­est roofed build­ings in Sligo, dat­ing back to the 17 th cen­tury.

It’s been pro­tected since 2004 and is on its fourth owner since then.

Cllr De­clan Bree raised con­cern about the con­di­tion of the roof at the meet­ing.

Coun­cil of­fi­cial Frank Moy­lan said that while some works were un­der­taken by the owner to sta­bilise the struc­ture, the build­ings were in se­ri­ous dis­re­pair.

He pointed out that there was a duty on the owner to pro­tect the build­ings.

He said the cur­rent owner would be con­tacted to in­form him of these re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and to re­quest pro­pos­als to en­sure that the nec­es­sary works to pro­long the life of these build­ings was car­ried out.

Cllr Bree said they had “his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance.”

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