On our travels we often find interesting places, like the one below which is almost hidden from sight by shrubbery. It is the ruins of a gate lodge belonging to a once large coastal demesne of Finavarra House in Co Clare, built in the 1800's.
I expect if it had a voice there would have been some interesting stories it could relate.
Perhaps the gate keeper would utter tales about his employers coming and going at all hours of the day and night and talk of their visitors, those who would tip him well or those who would speak kindly to him and those who would not.
There is enough of the lodge remaining that it would be an interesting project
to renovate and carefully modernise the old building.
The gate has gone now and has been replaced with a modern tubular field gate
so that only the stout stone pillars remain.
All of the windows and the doorway have cut stone features.
Through the front window you can glimpse the interior.
I can only imagine that it was once a cosy home with a roaring fire here on the hearth.
A superb view of the coastal waters would have been seen from the lodge.
Wouldn't you love to see this view as you woke each morning ?