Categories of Special Interest
Artistic Architectural Technical
In Use As
1835 - 1840
Single-arched rustic bridge, built in 1836. Constructed of river-worn limestone with voussoirs to arch and pointed-arched niches to sides. Balustrade of river-worn limestone set on cut limestone plinth with punch dressings terminating in piers. Date plaque to balustrade. Cut stone steps flanking sides lead to walkway under bridge.
Fairy Bridge, found within the grounds of the former Rockingham Demesne, is of a scale and design that is exceptional in Ireland. It stretches a considerable length, rising to span a narrow canal, approximately one-fifth of the overall length. The use of river-worn limestone in its construction with its undulating form gives it a fairy tale and almost grotesque quality.