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FREESTANDING CONCRETE ARCHMAIN ENTRANCE TO O'BRIEN PUBLIC PARK APRIL 2022

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Much to my surprise, a few years ago, I discovered a public park that I had been unaware of. When I first entered I thought that I had come across the Peoples Park via a different route. My confusion was partly due to the fact that I often explore at random and lose track of my exact location.

Unfortunately, because of my surprise at finding the park, I failed to photograph the outstanding feature of the park which is officially described as follows:“Freestanding concrete gateway, built c. 1940, constructed as a classical triumphal arch, with the effect of ashlar masonry, forming a tripartite arrangement reminiscent of the John Russell gate to the People's Park (Pery Square). This forms the main entrance to O'Brien's Park. Central round-arched opening within elevation having parapet entablature, repeated at lower flanking walls which are punctuated by round-arch pedestrian gateways. Steel gates to all openings. Set back from road, flanked by curved cast-iron railings on concrete plinth wall. An interesting early use of concrete executed in a classical manner. The allusion to a triumphal arch to this modest park enhances the streetscape and is further complimented by being directly opposite the entrances to Limerick Institute of Technology.”


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