Dublin – South County

This beautiful area of Dublin had been firmly within the boundary (The Pale) of English control for over 700 years and has a large variety of buildings and monuments reflecting this. You can still however find structures dating back to the Neolithic times…if you know where!

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in South County Dublin

Puck’s Castle, Shankill. County Dublin 1500

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The Pooka, A spooky disappearance & 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 [...]

Puck’s Castle, Shankill. County Dublin 15002019-06-26T09:20:34+00:00

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.

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One of the few moated castles in Ireland The original castle in Drimnagh was built around 1240 by a Norman Knight called Hugo de Berneval whose family name was later anglicised to Barnewall. [...]

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.2019-06-26T09:50:38+00:00

Dalkey Island, Off south County Dublin

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An Ancient island near the stars with a thorn in it's side Dalkey Island lies less than 300 metres off the south Dublin coastline near the village of Dalkey. This 22 acre island [...]

Dalkey Island, Off south County Dublin2019-06-27T06:04:51+00:00

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC

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A 4500 year old dolmen in the middle of a housing estate in south Dublin This Dolmen is located in Ballybrack in south County Dublin dates from approx 2500BC. It granite capstone has [...]

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC2019-06-27T06:21:08+00:00

Martello Tower No. 7, Killiney Hill. County Dublin 1804

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A martello on millionaires row 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 [...]

Martello Tower No. 7, Killiney Hill. County Dublin 18042019-06-28T05:25:13+00:00

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, County Dublin 1585

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One of Ireland's finest fortified manor houses, Exquisite interiors & The Jesuits Rathfarnham Castle was built in 1585 by Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Armagh. Loftus was described as an ambitious Yorkshire clergyman who [...]

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, County Dublin 15852019-06-28T05:34:05+00:00

Finnegan’s Pub, Dalkey. County Dublin 1862

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One of Dublin's finest pubs located in one of Ireland's most beautiful villages Finnegan's Pub is located in Dalkey village in south county Dublin. It was established in 1970 by Dan Finnegan and [...]

Finnegan’s Pub, Dalkey. County Dublin 18622019-06-28T05:42:17+00:00

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Clonskea. Dublin City 1996

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Ireland's Islamic Headquarters 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 & [...]

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Clonskea. Dublin City 19962019-06-28T16:41:00+00:00

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 1476

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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 [...]

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 14762019-06-29T06:42:38+00:00

Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown, County Dublin 1825

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A Dublin church with Moorish & Gothic inspiration Monkstown Parish Church was originally built in 1789 but was re-modelled in 1825 by the famous architect John Semple. Its style is described as 'castellated [...]

Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown, County Dublin 18252019-06-29T07:27:46+00:00

Kilgobbin Cross, Stepaside. County Dublin 10th century

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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 [...]

Kilgobbin Cross, Stepaside. County Dublin 10th century2019-06-29T08:35:18+00:00