Dublin – South County

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Ireland’s first Obelisk and a dead horse

Stillorgan Obelisk is located on Newtown-Park. co. Dublin. It built in 1727 and is possibly the first obelisk to be built in Ireland. This location was originally on the grounds of Stillorgan Park House owned [...]

The Pooka, a spooky disappearance and King James II

These are the ruins of Puck's Castle, located in south county Dublin. Many of these structures were built around Dublin between 1400 and 1550 to protect the 'Pale' from the 'wild Irish'. Other similar structures [...]

One of the few moated castles in Ireland

Drimnagh Castle in Drimnagh. co. Dublin was built in 1240. It is one of the few moated castles in Ireland. The original castle here was built around 1240 by a Norman Knight called Hugo de [...]

Once regarded as one of Dublin’s finest residences

Monkstown Castle is located in Monkstown in south co.Dublin. The first castle here was built on a large farm by the Cistercian Monks of St Mary’s Abbey between the 14th and 15th centuries. This area [...]

The official start to the Wicklow Way, a major music venue and a Norman estate

Marlay House is located in 300 acres of the parklands in south Dublin. The origins of this estate can be traced back to the Anglo Norman conquest of Ireland.  The original house here was built [...]

One of 4 of a collection located near a famous golfers house

The c.12th Rathmichael Cross is located in Rathmichael, south county Dublin. It is one of four distinct looking crosses found in this area which are collectively known as the Fassaroe Crosses. They are generally wheel [...]

Ancient island near the stars

Dalkey Island lies less than 300 metres off the south Dublin coastline near the village of Dalkey. This 22 acre island has been occupied for 6000 years and has stunning views in all directions. There are [...]

4500 year old dolmen in the middle of a housing estate

This Dolmen is located in Ballybrack in south co. Dublin. It dates for approx 2500b.c and the capstone  has beautiful shiny quartz mixed through it. It measures 5 foot X 5 foot and probably weighs [...]

A leading Irish architect & a village with no centre

This beautiful church, built in 1826 was designed by the famous Dublin architect John Semple. Semple was the leading architect in Dublin during the 1820's and 1830's. Many of his designs are in the 'late [...]

Viking grave stones, a Celtic Cross & Continental pottery

Kilgobbin Church is located in the village of Stepaside on the foot of the Dublin Mountains. It was built in 1707 on an ancient pre-Norman site where a wooden church would have stood. It is [...]

The last example of a 19th century lead mine in Ireland, Death Valley & Forest walks

Ballycorus Lead Mine is located in Ballychorus in south county Dublin. This tower was built in 1807 after a vein of lead was found within the hill. It is the only example left in Ireland [...]

The Bottle Tower, Churchtown. co.Dublin – 1741

This odd looking building is locally known as 'The Bottle Tower' and is located in Churchtown, South Dublin. It was built in reaction to the 1740/1 famine which ravished Ireland and many parts of Europe. [...]

Martello Tower No. 7, Killiney Hill. co.Dublin – 1804

This is Martello Tower No. 7 located on Killiney Hill in South County Dublin. It is one of about fifty Martellos built by the British. Many were were built along our eastern coastline from Drogheda [...]

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Dalkey. co.Dublin – c.15th century

Dalkey is one of the prettiest and most exclusive villages in Ireland. It was once noted for it's seven castles of which only two remain, this one, and Archibald's Castle on the other side of [...]

White Church, Ballyboden. co.Dublin – 1827

Whitechurch is located at the back of Marlay Park at the foot of the Dublin mountains. It derives it's name from a small white church in Kilmashogue, built in the proximity of an ancient Cairn [...]

The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham. co.Dublin – 1786

The Pearse Museum which was formerly an Irish speaking school named 'St. Enda's' is an 18th century house situated in scenic parkland near Rathfarnham in south Dublin. It is dedicated to the memory of the [...]

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham. co.Dublin – 1583

Rathfarnham Castle was built in 1585 by Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Armagh. This is one of the finest examples of what is described as a 'fortified manor house' in Ireland. It's 4 flanker towers, instead [...]

The Telegraph Tower, Dalkey Hill. co.Dublin – 1807

This Tower was built in 1807 and is located above Dalkey Quarry. It is known as 'The Telegraph Tower' and was used for communicating with all the other Martello Towers along the coast and also [...]

The Pyramid of Dublin, Killiney Hill. co.Dublin – 1852

If you want a great view of Dublin Bay all the way along Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey Island and out to Bray Head - this is the place. 'The Pyramid of Dublin' is an odd stepped [...]

Clondalkin Round Tower, Clondalkin Village. co.Dublin – c.9th century a.d

This beautiful round tower is built on the site of a monastery founded by St Mochua in the 7th century. It is one of only four remaining in County Dublin, the others are located in [...]

Finnegan’s Pub, Dalkey. co.Dublin – est.1862

This famous pub is located in Dalkey; one of Ireland's most beautiful villages. It was built around 1862 during the Victorian era and still manages to combine modern with an old world charm. It's also [...]

Poolbeg Chimneys, Ringsend. Dublin City – 1971 and 1977

The Poolbeg Chimneys are well known landmarks in Dublin standing over 680 feet (207 metres) making them some of the tallest structures in Ireland. They have been used as back drops to some of Dublin's [...]

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland

This is The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) is located in Clonskea, South Dublin next to University College Dublin. It was designed by the Irish architect firm, Michael Collins & Associates. The layout is [...]

Once one of Ireland’s most magnificent private mansions

Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel is located in Stillorgan in south county Dublin. This was once one of Ireland's most magnificent private houses. It was built in 1750 as a home for the Dublin barrister [...]

The year of the slaughter, up to 480,000 dead & the forgotten famine

Killiney Obelisk is located on top of Killliney Hill in south county Dublin. It was built in 1742 to provide work and commemorate a sad event in Ireland's history. It was commissioned by John Malpas [...]

On the border of The Pale, A forgotten castle & Strange spectres

Kilgobbin Castle is located near the village of Stepaside in south Dublin. This fortified tower house was built by the Walshe Family in c.1476. The Walshe family were the 'marcher lords' of the area and [...]

Mid America or South Dublin ?

Our Lady of the Wayside Church is located in Kilternan in south county Dublin. This beautiful little building is locally known as the Blue Church after it's marian colour. It was built in 1929 entirely [...]

Dublin’s Gaudi church

This incredible building is the Monkstown Parish Church located in Monkstown south county Dublin. It was originally built in 1789 but was remodeled in 1825 by the famous architect John Semple. It's style is described [...]

A Christian Cross with a Pagan base

Kilgobbin Cross is located in Stepaside villagein south co. Dublin. It was found in 1800 when a wall for the nearby graveyard was being built. It stands over 8 feet tall and can be estimated [...]

A church and a castle, John Semple & The wild Irish

St Maelruan's Church located in the most historic part of Tallaght was designed by the famous Dublin architect, John Semple. Christian worship has continued on this site for over 1200 years since St Maelruan founded [...]

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