Fáilte/Welcome | Feedback | Site Maprssfacebookicon
Loading

Main Record - County Galway

 
Additional Images     View location on map
print-icon   Print This Page
Ballylee Bridge, County Galway
30412303
West elevation.
Reg. No.30412303
Date1815 - 1835
Previous NameN/A
TownlandBALLYLEE (KILTARTAN BY)
CountyCounty Galway
Coordinates148150, 206104
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Four-arch limestone bridge, built c.1825, carrying road over Streamstown River. Round arches with cut-stone voussoirs. Rubble walls and parapet walls with rendered copings. Rendered walling and V-cutwaters to upstream (south) elevation.

Appraisal

This bridge, together with the nearby tower house and thatched house form an important group of structures associated with the poet W.B. Yeats. The simple round arches create a pleasing effect, while the later addition of cutwaters shows the development of civil engineering techniques and stands as a testament to the skills of local craftsmen.
 
Back To Results