THE SHEEP GATE

THE SHEEP GATE WAS PART OF THE WALLS OF TRIM

THE SHEEP GATE

In the 13th century a defensive wall was erected around Trim to defend the town and the castle. Access to the town was granted through five gates.

Though not much remains of the original walls of Trim, the "Sheep Gate" stands near the 'yellow steeple' and the castle. The wall in this area is in ruins but it marks the original town boundary, the only intact part of the wall stands on Loman Street It is not marked by any signs but it starts around the front of St. Patrick's Anglican Cathedral and runs down to The Priory Pub.

As already mentioned only one of the five original gates survives and it is the Sheep Gate which is located on the southeast side of the town. The other gates were Athboy Gate to the north, Water Gate to the west, Dublin Gate to the south and Navan Gate to the east.

As you can see from my photographs the Sheep Gate is nothing more than an archway along a path on the north side of the River Boyne, between Trim castle and Yellow Steeple.

SORRY FOR THE DELAY