At the Castle Gates

Castleboro 1

The remains of the principal gate lodge at Castleboro, County Wexford. The main house (burnt in 1923) had been built around 1840 for the first Lord Carew to the designs of Daniel Robertson of Kilkenny. The single-storey lodge, marking the entrance of a new approach to the house through its parkland, dates from some twenty years later and features a tetrastyle Roman Doric portico. Sad to see this crisp granite building slip into what appears to be irreversible decay.

Castleboro 3

2 comments on “At the Castle Gates

  1. Harry Deacon says:

    Would like to point out that this is not a limestone building but made of local granite, hand cut from the Blackstairs mountain range.

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