Funded by a few rich landowners to provide employment after great freeze and storms of 1740/1 where between 250,000 and 480,000 people died.
The Bottle Tower, Churchtown. County Dublin 1742 The Bottle Tower 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 'forgotten [...]
Conolly’s Folly, Celbridge. County Kildare 1742 This strange looking structure is known as 'Conolly's Folly' or ‘Conolly’s Obelisk’ and stands 140 feet high. It is composed of several arches and is adorned by stone pineapples, [...]
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 [...]