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22 May 2013

1848 – Clonodfoy Gateway, Co. Limerick

Architect: G.F. Jones Extravagent gateway and lodge by George Fowler Jones to accompany the grand baronial castle he designed for the Oliver-Gascoigne sisters. Quite a severe design, and quite brooding in comparison to...

09 March 2013

1845c – Gates of Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny

Architect: Daniel Robertson Imposing polygonal gatehouse attached to earlier gateway, attributed to William Robertson. The gatehouse contains several rooms on both levels. Legend has it that the lodge designs were originally intended for...

07 March 2013

1855 – Gateway to Duckett’s Grove, Co. Carlow

Architect: John Macduff Derick Fantastically muscular design for the main gateway to Duckett’s Grove – with a total extant of 240feet including two gateways, and an array of towers. The architect was originally...

20 March 2012

1790 – Gate, Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon

Architect: Strokestown is noted for its wide streets. It is said that they were made this way because the second Lord Hartland of Strokestown wanted to make his village thoroughfare wider than the...

09 October 2009

1576 – Puerta del Cambron, Toledo, Spain

Originally a Muslim doorway which has been heavily altered. In its current version it dates from 1576, and was built on a square base, with an interior patio surrounded by four towers covered...

29 September 2009

1870 – Town Gates, Hope Castle, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Fine set of piers and gates flanked by matching gatehouses in an Italianate style.

29 September 2009

1812 – Castle Leslie Gothic Gateway, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Architect: John Nash Simple yet elegant design leading to the long avenue to the castle. Now unused, the gates themselves have fallen into disrepair. There is an unusual gatehouse adjacent also designed by...