Dundalk railway repair shed from 1870s to be gone from protected structures list

Old railway building set for deletion

Dundalk railway repair shed from 1870s to be gone from protected structures list
By Ian Cameron ian.cameron @dundalkdemocrat.ie @IanAlexCameron

Louth County have given notice that they are to delete a railway carriage repair shed from the protected structures list.

The move comes as part of the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021.

The shed would have been used to lift carriages in the heyday of the GNR.

Once lifted, maintainance works were then carried out on the carriages.

The building is described in the Protected Structures list as a detached multiple-bay former railway shunting

buildings, built circa 1870. It's a rectangular-plan, gablefronted, three-bay, two-storey carriage shed with an attached gable-fronted single-storey sheds to south.

Official protected structure documents note that the reason it was initially listed was because it “is a reminder of the architectural heritage of Dundalk. Trains werebuilt on site. The utilitarian structure is enhanced by the use of polychromic brick and has fine window detailing.”

Louth County Council propose a deletion from the Record of Protected Structures in the Louth County Development Plan 2015-2021 in respect of the following structure : 1. D011 Demolished Carriage Lifting Repair Shed, Ardee Road, Dundalk, Co Louth NIAH 13900712.

Having given notice of their plan, the council have now called on the public to make submissions on the removal of the structure from the list

Submissions and Observations can be made in the following ways:

In writing to the Forward Planning Office, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co Louth. By e-mail to the designated e-mail address conservation@louthcoco.ie

Submissions and Observations must state name and address of the person or relevant body or agency making it and should be clearly marked "Proposed Deletion from RPS " and addressed to Frank Pentony, Louth County Council, Forward Planning Office, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co Louth.