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Posted By: jwquinn68, 12-14-2019, 01:39 PM

I Came across this abandoned home while traveling through Achill Island in Co. Mayo. This one struck me because of the outbuildings had the same abandoned look. A life abandoned, almost.

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Dark building on a dark day. It is a very evocative scene. hard to tell like this, but you would think it could be an interesting restoration job.
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Tales from the past...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jwquinn68 Quote
I Came across this abandoned home while traveling through Achill Island in Co. Mayo. This one struck me because of the outbuildings had the same abandoned look. A life abandoned, almost.
I guess one would normally abandon the out-buildings if one abandoned the main building.

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Thanks for showing these now vacant well built buildings . Only a severe climate would require 3 chimneys on a cottage .
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A terrific sampling of rural life. The buildings are very well built and it will take some time to wear them down.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jwquinn68 Quote
I Came across this abandoned home while traveling through Achill Island in Co. Mayo. This one struck me because of the outbuildings had the same abandoned look. A life abandoned, almost.
How old do you think it is? It's fascinating.
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I too feel very strange when I see abandonded houses.

Nice catch.

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I frequently ponder why such dwellings become vacant. These are well built, and with a bit of care, could become livable dwellings again. Curious...
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If my parents would leave me with a house like this (still in good condition) in the middle of nowhere I would not move in there.

I need a school close for my kids, a work where I can earn money and a supermarket where I can get food.

The place is as important as the building, I guess.
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I like the tone... Nice shot!
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Great shots. Achill Island is a beautiful place. I camped on the beach there with my parents in the early sixties.
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I like the tone... Nice shot!
Thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
Dark building on a dark day. It is a very evocative scene. hard to tell like this, but you would think it could be an interesting restoration job.
It would surely be a good choice. As an architect I see a lot of potential, but it’s hard to say that for sure just by looking at a photo. I also like the shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jwquinn68 Quote
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For those looking to invest or a project... we have many here just like this too, both in terms of construction style and level of disrepair.
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