monuments

The Tart with the Cart

The Molly Malone Statue was designed by Jeanne Rynhart and based on a popular song of a 17th century fictional character to celebrate Dublin's first millennium in 1988. It tells the tale of a fishmonger [...]

134 bodies of the Luftwaffe lie here

The German Military Cemetery, Glencree. County Wicklow This cemetery was originally a quarry owned by Lord Powerscourt to supply the nearby military barracks of Glencree. Although Ireland positioned itself neutral during the Second World War, [...]

The River of Life or The Floozy in the Jacuzzi

The Anna Livia Sculpture,  The Croppies Memorial Park. Dublin City      1988 The Anna Livia Sculpture was designed by the sculptor Éamonn O' Doherty and commissioned by businessman Michael Smurfit, in memory of his father for [...]

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 [...]

Bullet holes in the arms of ‘The Liberator’

The Daniel O’Connell Statue, O’ Connell Street. Dublin City     1880 This statue was commissioned in 1880 to commemorate Daniel O'Connell (1775- 1847) after whom the street was also renamed after Irish independence. O'Connell was born [...]

Memorial to a local politician loved by his people

The Dawson Memorial is situated between Cootehill and Rockcorry in co. Monaghan. It was erected in 1809 by the independent voters of County Monaghan in praise of their local MP Richard Dawson. Richard 'Honest Dick' [...]

A battle, a siege, a truce & the flight of the wild geese,

After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 the remainder of James II's defeated army retired to Limerick under the command of Patrick Sarsfield where they held out a siege for over a year. When [...]

The Pope, 1 million people and a Baby Boom!

The Papal Cross is located in Phoenix Park in Dublin City. It is a simple white cross made of steel that stands 116 feet high. It was erected for the Papal visit of Pope John [...]

One of Dublin’s most iconic images & Don’t pass through when the bells toll

Trinity College Campanile is located in Trinity University in Dublin City. It stands nearly 100 foot tall, was built in 1853 to the designs of the famous Belfast architect Sir Charles Lanyon and has become [...]

The Clayton-Browne nonsense & The only internally accessible Corinthian column in the World

Browne-Clayton Monument is located in county Wexford. It was built between 1839 - 41 and stands over 94 ft high on Carrigadaggan Hill. It is the only internally accessible Corinthian column in the World and [...]

One of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks

Scrabo Tower, Newtownards. County Down         1857 Scrabo Tower stands majestically 125 feet high on a hill 540 feet above sea level and is one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks. The site was originally the [...]

A unique and odd looking structure, The 1741 famine & The emblem of the Irish Georgian Society

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, [...]

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 [...]

Europe’s tallest obelisk

The Wellington Testimonial, Phoenix Park. Dublin City          1861 The Wellington Testimonial stands over 200 feet tall in Phoenix Park making it Europe's largest obelisk. It was built between 1817 and 1861 as a commemoration to [...]

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