This is the 'Property View' web site for the sale of Convent of Mercy - Spy Hill - Cobh - Co. Cork - Ireland

General Description

Multiple-bay convent, built c. 1860, comprising of 6-bay central chapel block, flanked by single-bay links, leading to four-bay two-store over basement and with dormer attics blocks to south-west and north-east.

Pitched slate roofs having rendered chimney stacks and gablets.

Rendered walls with projecting bay windows to floor 2.

Pointed arch openings to chapel having stained glass windows with hood mouldings.

Timber sash windows to south-west block and replacement aluminium windows to north-east block.

Ogee-headed door openings having timber panelled doors with decorative fanlights.

Roughly dressed stone walls to site.


Located on an elevated site overlooking the town and harbour, this convent occupies a notable position in the urban landscape.

Comprising of three blocks with interesting features such as gablets, various openings and bay windows, the architectural form of this building is a fine addition to the surrounding area.

The well-executed interior chapel features add artistic interest to the building.

Conventions Used on this web-site

North - refers to to wing/garden to the left as you stand at the front of the property facing the cathedral/harbour.
South - refers to to wing/garden to the right as you stand at the front of the property facing the cathedral/harbour.
Floors - are referred to as 1 to 4. This eliminates confusion as to basement, ground, etc. which can vary in meaning depending on the location of the viewer.