Part of the Dunsandle estate, Booken Hall, the Church of Ireland church was built in 1808 and used for services by the estate’s Church of Ireland congregation.
Built in stone, the rectangular hall with its large gothic windows and solid bell-tower can be seen across fields and woodland, making it a distinctive and well known local landmark.
The church was deconsecrated in 1920 and had been used as an Irish Army billet, dancehall and workshop. Exactly 200 years after it was built it was given a new lease of life and converted into a two bedroom home.
Visit Bookeen Hall, Kiltullagh Sunday, 13th October between 12pm and 4pm as part of Open House Galway, Galway’s Architectural Festival, October 10th-13th. Free entry.
Photo from www.formerglory.ie