Saturday 7 December 2019

Fix it up: Ruined millhouse in Louth


Dungooley house
Dungooley house
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? A derelict Victorian miller’s house at Dungooley outside Dundalk in Co Louth with roof damage and collapsed floors.

Tell me more about the place... 

It is located less than a half kilometre from the Border with Co Armagh. The area was the scene of the famous 1972 Battle of Dungooley when an IRA unit in a derelict house exchanged fire with the British army on the north side of the border for two and a half hours. The ruins of the old mill are on the grounds and the house which comes with 3.25 acres attached. Interested parties so far are living in the north and working in Dundalk.

The good news?

Regal stonework and brick detail make this a fine house of character. It’s constructed to a north of England industrial revolution style. With restoration it could be a five bedroom.

And the bad news? 

No survey results have been revealed. Some potential buyers say it could cost more to restore it than to knock it down and start again. For someone with a passion for restoration.

How much to buy it? 

Offers over €90,000.

And to fix it up? 

It would certainly cost close to €300,000.

What will I end up with? 

A truly unique modern/period home.

Who do I talk to? 

Raymond Fee at Fee and Associates will take you up there — (042) 9329911

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