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 15002020-05-03T10:47:49+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 anglicized to Barnewall. [...]

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.2020-04-29T19:13:51+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 meters off the south Dublin coastline near the village of Dalkey. This 22-acre island has [...]

Dalkey Island, Off south County Dublin2020-04-29T17:19:34+00:00

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC

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a 4500-year-old dolmen stuck in the middle of a housing estate!  This Dolmen is located in Ballybrack in south County Dublin dates from approx 2500BC. Its granite capstone has beautiful shiny quartz mixed [...]

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC2020-05-06T15:37:55+00:00

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

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A beautifully restored 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 [...]

Martello Tower No. 7, Killiney Hill. County Dublin 18042020-04-30T15:10:06+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 15852020-05-02T14:29:32+00:00

Finnegan’s Pub, Dalkey. County Dublin 1862

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A classy old pub in a beautiful village 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 [...]

Finnegan’s Pub, Dalkey. County Dublin 18622020-04-30T15:04:26+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 19962020-05-02T14:14:36+00:00

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 1476

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The Walshes, The Pale & 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 [...]

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 14762020-05-02T14:12:51+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-modeled in 1825 by the famous architect John Semple. Its style is described as 'castellated [...]

Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown, County Dublin 18252020-04-30T17:45:23+00:00

Kilgobbin Cross, Stepaside. County Dublin 10th century

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A Christian High-Cross with a Pagan base    Kilgobbin Cross is located in Stepaside village in south co. Dublin. It was found in 1800 when a wall for the nearby graveyard was being [...]

Kilgobbin Cross, Stepaside. County Dublin 10th century2020-05-02T15:26:23+00:00