This beautiful Imperial Plate of the castellated entrance to the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham is the subject of today's image. The sentry at the gate is a reminder that this was once a military establishment though today it's uses are very different. I'm fascinated at the stonework, almost as if the builders decided to use a patchwork pattern for effect?
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_IMP_0613
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons