Luggala Estate returns historic Galway Gate to its rightful home.
Friday 16 October 2020
Luggala Estate was delighted to help facilitate the return of the historic 17th Century Galway Gate to the west of Ireland this Summer. The Gate is believed to have come to Luggala from the previous owner Garech de Bruin’s childhood home in Co. Mayo. The assumption is that it was intended to be restored as a folly near Lough Tay, but it was never put up on Luggala Estate. The Gate lay in pieces, an unidentified heap of limestone, for many years until rediscovered by estate worker Seamus Hayes, more than a year after Garech’s death in 2018.
6th October 2020
The Cloghoge River is in full flood following heavy rains this weekend. We urge all walkers not to take any risks and to take extra care when on Luggala. Extreme caution is advised.
Statement issued to The Irish Times.
17th September 2020
The Board of Luggala Estate are committed conservationists with a vision to restore Luggala to a working estate. Sustainability and protecting the unique biodiversity of Luggala is at the core of their vision and they have already begun remedial works including restoring famine walls, water courses and a bracken control programme.
Access for walkers ceased earlier this year with the onset of the current public health crisis and while we carried out these remedial works. Currently filming is taking place in Luggala and the estate is closed to the public while being used as a film location. COVID-19 and bad weather wreaked havoc in early August, delaying filming and our bracken control programme, resulting in a delay in our planned reopening in mid-August.
We understand that many walkers are disappointed that they have not been able to access the estate and we remain committed to allowing access for responsible walkers once filming is complete.