Kilmainham Gate

Kilmainham Gate information

Location
Dublin , Ireland
Getting there
Bus: 23, 51, 51A, 78 or 79 from Aston Quay
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The Kilmainham Gate was designed by Francis Johnston (1760–1829) in 1812 and originally stood at the Watling St junction with Victoria Quay, near the Guinness brewery, where it was known as the Richmond Tower. It was moved to its current position opposite the prison in 1846 as it obstructed the increasingly heavy traffic to the new Kingsbridge Station (now Heuston Station), which opened in 1844.