Wednesday 22 October 2014

Open University no more as gates return

Claire McCormack

Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30

Builders Mark Corcoran,Mark Monney, Jonny King, Colm Guthrie and Ian Picket put the finishing touches to the Trinity Collage iconic wooden gates
Builders Mark Corcoran,Mark Monney, Jonny King, Colm Guthrie and Ian Picket put the finishing touches to the Trinity Collage iconic wooden gates
Trinity Collage Dublin's iconic wooden gates where replaced yesterday
Trinity Collage Dublin's iconic wooden gates where replaced yesterday
Trinity Collage Dublin's iconic wooden gates where replaced yesterday
Trinity Collage Dublin's iconic wooden gates where replaced yesterday

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.

Irish Independent

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