Survey Data

Reg No

30328019


Date

1840 - 1880


Townland

ERVALLAGH


County

County Galway


Coordinates

72475, 239751


Description

Freestanding gateway, built c.1860, comprising round-arch vehicular entrance flanked by lower round-arch pedestrian entrances. Roughly dressed granite rubble-work walls with later rubble-stone buttresses and remains of render to rear elevation, rendered red brick crenellations over render cornice with central cross finial. Granite voussoirs and block-and-start surrounds to entrances. Decorative double-leaf cast-iron gates to middle entrance.

Appraisal

This fine gateway, formerly the entrance to an abbey, reflects the important role that religious orders played in communities such as Roundstone. The gateway has a restrained monumental quality.