Survey Data

Reg No

21831039


Date

1840 - 1860


Townland

ABBEYLANDS


County

County Limerick


Coordinates

136732, 141741


Description

Detached two-storey over basement former country house, built c. 1830, with projecting bay. Cut limestone entrance gateway, erected c. 1850, comprising cut limestone piers supporting elliptical arch with cornice above. Cut limestone voussoirs and imposts to arch. Cast-iron double-leaf gate. Rubble stone boundary walls to either side. Pointed arch opening to west wall with cut limestone chamfered surround and timber battened door.

Appraisal

This gateway, which now forms the entrance in to Rathkeale Abbey, is an interesting feature along the streetscape. It displays a high level of stonework, particularly in the voussoirs, cornice and pointed arch surround. The cast-iron gate adds further interest and decorative appeal. It may have been part of the Abbey House demesne.