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Where: Leinster, County Wexford, Ireland

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A melange of architectural styles in Ramsfort, County Wexford looks as if someone visited the continent a few times and each time fell in love with another approach? The elegant gate pillars and filigreed frame leading to the fountain and pool seem very far away for enjoyment. The big question is - is it still standing and what was the story?
The Dubs won again yesterday but does anybody care?

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09919

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 31/Jul/2023 07:45:52

    Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/QPMofz #googleearth Still there, the gate appears to lead nowhere C. 1903 www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/15701...

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    • 31/Jul/2023 08:17:50

    "sadly falling into disrepair" according to Archiseek - www.archiseek.com/2016/ramsfort-gorey-co-wexford/ Flickr sometimes goes trespassing! In 2010 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/evilninjaimaging/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/evilninjaimaging/5217451617/]

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    • 31/Jul/2023 09:19:39

    The NLI is ALWAYS amazing! In 1990/91 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000355408

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    • 31/Jul/2023 09:29:29

    Sir George Errington (1839–1920) bought the place in 1900 - perhaps he is responsible for the dubious new gate to nowhere. "... About 1900 he purchased a house, Ramsfort, and 500 acres at Gorey, Co. Wexford, where he mainly lived in retirement. He was high sheriff of Co. Tipperary (1888) and Co. Wexford (1901) and a knight of Malta (1901). ... From - www.dib.ie/biography/errington-sir-george-a2942 He visited Australia in 1906 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/119937683?searchTerm=R... And looked like this in 1882 when he was the "unofficial agent of the British government at the Vatican" - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/26746018@N03/3444960046/]via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/26746018@N03/]

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    • 31/Jul/2023 09:30:32

    I care.

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    • 31/Jul/2023 11:14:06

    Sadly, its falling into a state of dereliction, and the present owner, like the owners of so many of these type of historic houses, wouldn't hasn’t the means to renovate it.

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    • 01/Aug/2023 04:08:12

    Nice Capture! Congratulations On Explode!

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    • 01/Aug/2023 04:15:12

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ July 31, 2023

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    • 01/Aug/2023 04:25:36

    Glückwunsch zu Explore !

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    • 01/Aug/2023 05:15:58

    Congrats on Explore!⭐

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    Sigurd Krieger

    • 01/Aug/2023 06:15:37

    Congrats on Xplore!!

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    • 01/Aug/2023 07:15:18

    superb congrats on explore

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    • 01/Aug/2023 08:44:17

    Potted history of Ramsfort: lordbelmontinnorthernireland.blogspot.com/2018/08/ramsfor...

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    Marut Rata

    • 01/Aug/2023 10:32:41

    👍✨Congratulations on Explore ✨💚🍃

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    • 01/Aug/2023 11:39:40

    Congrats on Explore!

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    • 01/Aug/2023 14:12:56

    Congratulations On Explore!

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    Ian Betley Photography | ianbetley.co.uk

    • 01/Aug/2023 14:33:33

    Congrats on Explore! ❤📷❤ wonderful image! regards.

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    • 01/Aug/2023 15:10:37

    Wonderful capture, congratulations on explore, my friend 😍🎉

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Aug/2023 17:15:59

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/186439099@N06 Thank you very much, David.

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    Thea Prum

    • 01/Aug/2023 18:20:06

    Nice settings

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    Mario Nosti

    • 01/Aug/2023 21:07:21

    Beautiful place!