Clarisford Palace, Killaloe

Client: Private Client

Clarisford Palace is a magnificent 18th Century House originally built for the Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert. It has been in continuous occupation since that time. The current owners engaged ACP to undertake a conservation building/structural survey which identified major works required to the roof, chimneys & external windows.

Clarisford Palace, Killaloe

Clarisford Palace was built between 1771-1779 for Robert Fowler, Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert for the same time period. A magnificent late eighteenth-century building, Clarisford Palace is a three storey, five bay, hip-roofed house with a basement, hosting elegant features such as Doric pillars. It is situated in a designed landscape with a walled garden, outbuildings, an entrance lodge and a small courtyard containing an old well.

Clarisford Palace was used as a Bishop’s palace by the Church of Ireland until 1977 when it was sold by Bishop Edwin Owen. It has since been in private ownership. ACP were engaged to undertake a conservation survey and assessment of the building and to recommend necessary repairs to the historic fabric.

Approval for the repairs was given by Clare County Council under a Section 57 Declaration and works are expected to be finished by the end of August 2009.

  • Repairs Identified
  • Roof Repairs
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Window Repairs
  • Wall Repairs
  • Water Ingress (particularly in the basement)