The description on this image states that this is an "Outside Car" and goes on at length to describe the gates and pillars! But are they still there? Where are/were they? They certainly are very ornate and ostentatious.
With thanks especially today to derangedlemur
, we know that these imposing gates and gatelodge are at the start of the driveway to Muckross House in Killarney, County Kerry. The ironwork (attributed to Richard Perrott of Cork) and pillars and gatelodge (seemingly attributed to William Atkins also of Cork) date to 1860. They were probably built before the arrival of Queen Victoria at Muckross in 1861. And, as philfluther
suggests in his own enigmatic way, likely intended to impress her madge.
The community points-out that you can get an "Outside car" from the same spot today - just outside the gates
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: Between 1860 - 1883
NLI Ref: STP_0637
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons