Gothic Gate Lodge

If you are a Lord of the Rings fan or just appreciate a lovely walk in a magical setting you simply must visit the Ballysaggartmore Towers in Co. Waterford. This is Waterford's and is one of Ireland's best kept secrets.

 

The magical woodland trail known as 'The Towers' is located 3 miles outside of Lismore Town. Here the visitor can stroll through woodlands and view this exotic gate lodge and the bridge that were constructed by landlord Arthur Kiely Ussher in 1850 to impress a very demanding wife who wished to live in a large house.

 

The cost of building the elaborate Gothic entrance proved so great that the house was never built.

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Taken on May 8, 2010