Gloster Arch Folly and Demesne

Gloster Arch Folly and Demesne

20 August, 6pm - 7:30pm

Booking Required
  • Gloster House and Gardens
  • Gloster House, nr Birr
  • Co. Offaly

The Gloster Arch Folly was carefully conserved in 2018. The owners are hosting a tour to view the folly in the demesne, passing the house and gardens and walking up to the folly. Booking is essential.

The Gloster folly with its sophisticated classical detailing, early use of the obelisk form and the overall profile of the composition, which frames the countryside beyond the pleasure grounds of the house, make this a most impressive eye-catcher and a garden building of the first order. The structure is of national importance for its architectural quality and association with Ireland's greatest architect of the early eighteenth century - Sir Edward Lovett Pearce. (James Howley 2013)

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free
    • to book contact

Access & Parking

  • Suitable for Children under 12
  • Car Parking Available

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