Close the gate!

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

HE mag­nif­i­cent St Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda, Co Louth (right) —the largest struc­ture of its kind to sur­vive in Ire­land and a mon­u­ment of na­tional sig­nif­i­cance—is in dan­ger, be­cause HGV lor­ries keep bash­ing into it.

A cam­paign, Close the Gate (00 353 41 9833097), aims to re­strict traf­fic com­pletely from ac­cess­ing the me­dieval town’s outer for­ti­fi­ca­tion, which was prob­a­bly be­gun in about 1250 and


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