Gates of Life ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 216

Gate at Mount Congreve Gardens, Co. Waterford
Gate at Mount Congreve Gardens, Co. Waterford

Gates have a a wonderful symbolism about them ~ very similar to bridges- and they’ve always been a source of huge fascination to me. Apart from anything else,  I have noticed how many of the photographs from my childhood involve gates of  various descriptions.

Me Sitting on a Gate Photo: Frank Tubridy
Me Sitting on a Gate
Photo: Frank Tubridy

Needless to say, the event in the upcoming Kilkenny Arts Festival (August 9th-18th) that has captivated me and fired my imagination even further, is one called: Kilkenny Gates: A Hidden Beauty

http://www.kilkennyarts.ie/events/details/kilkenny-gates-a-hidden-beauty/

It’s about the history, craft  and beauty involved in wrought-iron gates across Co. Kilkenny and promises to be highly informative and inspirational.

There are just so many kinds of gates ….. and I’d love to know which ones come to your mind ~ be they physical or metaphorical?

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
(J.R.Tolkein)