Open University no more as gates return
Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30
The famous wooden gates once again hang at the entrance to Trinity College Dublin.
The College Green entrance, historically known as the 'Great Gates', was damaged when it was rammed by a car last April.
But the gates, restored as closely as possible to their original construction, were rehung in seven different pieces by craftsmen yesterday.
The old oak gates had been restored at the workshops of Dublin-based Dunwoody and Dobson.
After sourcing matching timber, the craftsmen repaired and replaced the damaged sections.
The original door frames were replaced with new oak posts remade to the same design. The remaining timber was then stripped back to bare wood.
The entire gate will be French polished and the process should be completed by the end of the week.