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 [...]

Built as a granary in response to the 1741 ‘forgotten famine’.

The Bottle Tower is located in Churchtown in south Dublin. It was built in reaction to the 1741 famine which ravished Ireland and many parts of Europe. Recent estimates have put the death toll of this [...]

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 built along our eastern coastline from Drogheda [...]

One of 7 original castles built in the same village, Goats & A thorny island

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre are located in picturesque village of Dalkey in south county Dublin. Dalkey was once noted for it's seven castles of which only two remain, this one, and Archibald's Castle on [...]

A museum dedicated to the memory and vision of Patrick Pearse

The Pearse Museum is located in St Enda's Park near Rathfarnham in south county Dublin. It is one of Dublin City's most charming and atmospheric parks, with its riverside walks, unique follies, waterfall and walled [...]

One of Ireland’s finest fortified manor houses, Exquisite interiors & The Jesuits

Rathfarnham Castle is located in south county Dublin. It 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' [...]

Designed to communicate to the Martellos

The Telegraph Tower is located on Dalkey Hill in south county Dublin. It was built in 1807 and was used for communicating with all the other Martello Towers along the coast and also for signalling to [...]

A folly with a millionaires view

The Pyramid of Dublin is located on the top of Killiney Hill in south county Dublin. It was constructed in 1852 and is classified as an 'odd stepped pyramidal folly'. It was commissioned by Robert [...]

One of the earliest round towers in Ireland & One of only four left in county Dublin

Clondalkin Round Tower is located in the village of Clondalkin in county Dublin. This beautiful 9th century round tower is built on the site of a monastery founded by St Mochua 200 years earlier. It [...]

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 continues to be run as a family pub. The building however dates back to 1862 [...]

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, Dublin’s finest views & An odd obelisk

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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