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Castle Oliver Gate Lodge East Weird Thing
 

County

Limerick

Coordinates

N 52° 19' 22.26"   W 008° 28' 12.0"

Nearest town

Kilfinane

Grid Ref.

R 67960 19129

Map No.

73

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

195

Date of visit

Sunday 10 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The gate lodge at the southeast side of the demesne walls, seen from the east.


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 second onee on the southeast side of the demesne walls is the one featured in this page.
The entrance is a simple iron gate between two tall gate posts topped with pyramidal caps and two smaller pillars on either sides of the same style.
A roofless stone structure of a square tower with stepped crenellations flanked by a circular tower with a crenellated top stands a few metres away from the gate.
The interior shows traces of three floors, with fireplaces.


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