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Castle Oliver Gate Lodge West Weird Thing
 

County

Limerick

Coordinates

N 52° 19' 49.74"   W 008° 29' 47.34"

Nearest town

Kilfinane

Grid Ref.

R 66160 19990

Map No.

73

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

164

Date of visit

Sunday 10 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
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The impressive gate lodge at the west side of the demesne walls. Seen from the west.


Castle Oliver was built in 1849 by the Oliver-Gascoigne sisters, and it's a typical country house of the 18th-19th century, surrounded by beautiful parkslands.
The demesne of their country house is enclosed within a long and high walls which run in a rectangular shape for miles. On the highest point of the property is a folly, an architectural item used to fill a void in the landscape, usually with no real dwelling use.

The access to the property is through two Gothic-style gate lodges.

The first one on the west side of the demesne walls is the one featured in this page.
The gate is through an archway with two crenellated gateposts and a stepped crenellation above the arch. A massive Gothic castle-like structure stands next to the gate.

This gate lodge was one of the locations for the movie "High Spirits" (1988) by Neil Jordan.


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