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Dromana Gate,

Co. Waterford.

Documenting our Heritage

Dromana Gate


A Hindu Gothic gate dating from around 1830. The only one of it’s kind in Ireland!


The gate was originally built from wood and papier mache to greet the owner of the Dromana Estate, Henry Villiers-Stuart and his wife, Theresia Pauline Ott of Vienna, on returning from their honeymoon in 1826. The couple were so enchanted with the gate it was reconstructed in stone in later years.


Katherine, wife of the 16th Earl of Desmond was reputed to have lived at Dromana to the great age of 160 years old. She is said to have eventually died as the result of the fall from a cherry tree.


The gate structure was restored by the Irish Georgian Society in the 1960s and again by the Waterford County Council in 1990. The bridge over the Finisk River was replaced in 1971.

Dromana
Gate,
Waterford
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