Two buildings close to the Monastic site in St Mullins are being proposed to be added to the list of protected structures.
The County Council is looking to get compulsory purchase orders on them.
The buildings which are two-storey stone houses are based on the corner on the Ballyknock Road out of St Mullins and close to the public car park there.
They’re at the entrance to the tourist attraction St Molling’s Holy Well and the surrounding site.
The local authority believes they are of regional and local interest and were built before 1798.
In the proposal, the council says they have special archaeological, architectural, historical, cultural and social interest and want to protect that into the future.