The Morrison Gates

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Portumna Castle Gateway built circa1860 at the head of the avenue leading to the farm courtyard of Portumna Castle. These gates show skilled craftsmanship and are part of a group of four formal gateways that mark the entrances associated with Portumna Castle. Comprising decorative cast-iron railings with fleur-de-lys heads on moulded limestone plinths, set between square-profile ashlar limestone piers with chamfered corners, moulded string course to the shaft, moulded bases, and pointed caps. Similar cast-iron double-leaf gates. Flanked by curving dressed limestone wing walls with cut-stone pointed coping stones. Cast-iron spearhead railings on reticulated dressed limestone plinth with tooled ashlar coping to the south-east. The combination of dressed and ashlar limestone and decorative cast-iron lends an architectural quality to the gateway making this an important feature of the streetscape.