Leixlip Castle Gate Lodge stands outside the gates. Although it looks Gothick, it was actually built in the early eighties. Before I walked in the gates, I took these photos of the Gate Lodge.
“The gate lodge, designed by John Redmill and built in the early eighties, is a battlemented and buttressed two-story building, in the manner of the nearby Batty Langley lodge to Castletown. It stands on a stepped base and is adorned with simple window mouldings, string-courses, and a series of Gothick windows. The fanlights of the windows are blind and cleverly exaggerate the overall scale of the building, despite its low, modern, floor to ceiling heights.”
The Follies and Garden Buildings of Ireland by James Howley