The cottage was ‘Gate House No.9’ because it’s the ninth crossing cottage on the Killybegs branch of the County Donegal Railway when it was opened in 1893. Generically, these cottages are always called ‘railway-crossing cottages’, and in the literature are called ‘crossing cottages’ or ‘gatehouses’ or ‘crossings’ or simply ‘gates’. The cottage was originally constructed in c.1892/93 and through the years was inhabited by a succession of families up until the late 1970s, when it seems to have become abandoned.
Irish Landmark properties that welcome a pet may not have secure enclosures. It is vital that you supervise your pet during your stay. One dog is allowed at this property.