Many fine country-estate gateways of the 18th and 19th centuries survive throughout Ireland, often in the form of a monumental or triumphal arch.

The idea was to create an impressive and imposing character at the entrance, as a prelude to the main house, by featuring a boldly proportioned and finely crafted and detailed classical or Gothic stone gateway, and these provide a visual treat for visitors or passers-by around the main routes and by-roads of Ireland today. Find some beautiful examples in the photo collection below.

Russborough, County Wicklow

Lawrencetown, County Galway

Ballsgrove, Drogheda, County Louth

Rockingham, County Roscommon

Lotabeg, Cork City

Saunderscourt, Co Wexford