The West Gate, Wexford

Map Reference: T046222 (3046, 1222)

The West Gate in Wexford has the appearance of a small tower house. It is four storeys high with a vaulted passage running NE-SW at the ground floor. It is protected by a machicolation at roof level. The crenellations may be a modern reconstruction. A mural stairway rises in the north wall to the NW corner where it becomes a spiral rising to the top. There is a fireplace at the second floor and windows with seats at the second and third floors. A garderobe above the vault leads out of the north wall. A good section of town wall runs SE from the tower and contains a circular projecting tower.

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