Categories of Special Interest
Architectural, Artistic, Technical
In Use As
1745 - 1755
Gateway, built c. 1750, as entrance to Saint Peter's Church. Channelled ashlar limestone gate piers, dressed limestone caps, surmounted by wrought-iron lamps. Wrought-iron paired gates, sunflower finials. Pedestrian gates to east and west approached by finely tooled limestone steps. Located on southern edge of Saint Peter's Church.
The execution of the stonework on these striking gate piers attests to the skilled craftsmanship employed in their construction. The intricate wrought-iron gates with the unusual sunflower finials add artistic quality to form an elegant and aesthetically pleasing entrance to an important structure within Drogheda.