Gates to Castleoliver

Entrance gates to Castleoliver in County Limerick, Ireland.  Castleoliver was one of a number of grand country houses that began to dot the Irish landscape in the 18th/19th century.  The building of these mock-Gothic castles gave local employment during the Famine times.

Please click on image for a better view.DSCN9670 R512 Castleoliver Limerick sl bw 8x6

Cee’s Black and White challenge: Older than 50 years

4 thoughts on “Gates to Castleoliver

  1. Europe is full of mock-Gothic examples, and I find them entertaining. Ireland is in my plans for next summer. When were you there? I like this edit with muted colours.

    • Hi Paula. We were there in October last year. Stayed outside of Enniskillen in N. Ireland for a week and in the Ballyhoura mountains in the Republic for a week. And thank you. 🙂

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