1578 – North Gate, Athlone, Co. Westmeath


Northgate Street takes its name from a sixteenth century town gate which formed part of the Town Wall of Athlone. Built in 1578, it was demolished in 1840. The earliest mention of town walls in Athlone is contained in a murage grant of 1251, but the surviving portions of the town-walls reflect rebuilding in the 17th century.