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The subject building was constructed in 1878 and is laid out over three floors with an overall internal floor area of circa 1,131 Sq. m. The convent is a listed Building Under RPS ref 762. To the west side of the building is the educational block containing two ground floor classrooms with a further three classrooms on the first floor. To the east of the building is the chapel which is single storey and laid out in an “L” shape which divides the Nun’s chapel from the public chapel, located over part of the nun’s chapel is a balcony area.
The remaining central building contains all the living and reception rooms on the ground floor with a rear single storey annex containing the cooking and utility areas while the two floors over contain the bedroom accommodation. The external walls were constructed from stone with a lime rendering. The ground floor takes the form of a suspended wooden floor as are the first and second floors over. The roof which has had some remedial works previously undertaken takes the form of a timber cut roof supported by king post trusses with a slate covering.
Externally, the main building sits on a regular shaped site, with bounded by a School, and partially bounded by a burial ground, (the portion of the site which forms a burial ground does not form part of the property for sale)
The entire property is zoned “Education & Community Facilities” under the current local area development plan. The objective under this zoning is to ensure provision of adequate community and education facilities including health centre/clinics, places of worship, cultural uses, schools, community halls, sports club’s and recreation buildings.
FeaturesHigh Profile Building on large Site with Extensive Frontage onto Convent Street.
The Property is a Protected Structure and requires Substantial Refurbishment
The property may be suitable for Alternative Use (Subject to obtaining the Required Planning Permissions etc.)
Large Site Area of approximately 1 Acre
Building Extends to Approximately 12,713 sq. Feet
Zoned “Education & Community Facilities” under current Local Area Plan
DirectionsAbbeyfeale is large market town in Co. Limerick, the town is located 21km South of Newcastle West on the N21 (Limerick to Tralee Route). The town is located 38km from Tralee Co. Kerry and 61km from Limerick City. Abbeyfeale has a population of c. 2,023 persons (2016 census). The town has the benefit of a range of retail and commercial services. AIB and Bank of Ireland provide Bank Branches in the Town.
In addition, large retailers such as Supervalu & Tesco provide Supermarkets in the Town Centre, along with a range of retail and retail services in the Town Centre.
The subject property is located on a high-profile site at the northern edge of the town centre, adjacent to school and church facilities. The property has extensive frontage directly onto the N21 (Convent Street).
The property has dual frontage and presents the opportunity to acquire a high-profile building and site, that may be suited to alternative use (subject to the required planning permission etc.)