Brooklodge, Co. Galway
Farmyard of Brooklodge, House, Co. Galway
Killererin Heritage Society
The Farmyard to Brook Lodge country house, part built c.1575 and rest built c. 1770 and under renovation in 2010, comprising range of buildings forming east side of walled yard, with gateway to southwest corner of yard at rear and leading from bridge over Abbert river. Second walled yard to front of range. Buildings comprise unequal 3 bay 2 storey blocks flanking 3 storey medieval tower house and with further 2 bay single storey block to south. Pitched slate roofs to tower house and north block, south block roofless, tower house having rendered chimneystack to south gable. Pitched corrugated-iron roof to single storey block. Roofless and partly collapsed buildings to front yard. Rendered rubble limestone walls. Tower house has round-headed window to 1st floor of east elevation and square-headed windows elsewhere, as have other buildings. Timber ‘A’ frame roof to tower house with timber dowels and moulded timber shouldered and kneed architrave to internal doorway to top floor. Alliptical-arched throughway to south block. Coursed rubble limestone walls to yards with copings. Gateway has angled inner terminals comprising square-plan piers flanking square-headed pedestrian entrances, with central vehicular entrance. Single-arch bridge approach to west.
The outbuildings to Brook Lodge enhance the setting of the ruined country house and also contain intrinsic interest as they incorporte a medieval tower house. The arched throughway in 1 block leads to an angled gateway approached by a demesne bridge over the Abbert river, knitting the yard to the immediate landscape.
Reg. No. 30405825 Date 1550 – 1800 Previous Name N/A Townland BROOKLODGE DEMESNE
County Co. Galway Coordinates 146570, 242019 Categories of Special Interest ARCHITECTURAL, ARCHAEOLOGICAL. Rating Regional, Original Use: farmyard complex,
This information is published in Killererin – A Parish History which is available for purchase elsewhere on this site.