A folly is by definition an ornamental structure (although some do have a purpose). They are to be viewed as part of the scenery and were usually based on the picturesque ruins of the classical World. They are often eccentric in design or construction and there is often an element of fantasy or make believe in their construction. Some Irish follies were built as famine relief projects to provide employment.

A folly with a millionaires view


The Pyramid of Dublin, Killiney Hill, County Dublin The Pyramid of Dublin was constructed in 1852 and is classified as an 'odd stepped pyramidal folly'. It was commissioned by Robert Warren who bought these lands [...]

A folly with a millionaires view2019-06-21T10:26:37+00:00