Odd and Curious

The Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown. County Wexford c.1800

2020-04-30T13:37:08+00:00

The birthplace of Patrick Kennedy - JFK's Grandfather This small cottage in Dunganstown in County Wexford is the birthplace of JFK's great grandfather Patrick Kennedy (b.1823 – 1858). By the time Patrick reached [...]

The Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown. County Wexford c.18002020-04-30T13:37:08+00:00

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Clonskea. Dublin City 1996

2020-05-02T14:14:36+00:00

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

The Albert Memorial Clock, Queen’s Square. Belfast City 1869

2020-05-06T19:52:01+00:00

Belfast's leaning tower of Pisa, Prince Albert & A famous landmark The Albert Memorial Clock stands 141-feet high and is sometimes described as Belfast’s leaning tower of Pisa. Its tilt is blamed by [...]

The Albert Memorial Clock, Queen’s Square. Belfast City 18692020-05-06T19:52:01+00:00

Samson & Goliath, Queen’s Island. Belfast City 1969 & 1974

2020-05-03T18:04:47+00:00

Once the World's largest cranes and shipyard These are the famous landmark gantry cranes that dominate the Belfast skyline. Samson and Goliath are named after Biblical figures and are located on Queen's Island [...]

Samson & Goliath, Queen’s Island. Belfast City 1969 & 19742020-05-03T18:04:47+00:00

Conolly’s Folly, Celbridge, County Kildare 1742

2020-04-29T17:25:49+00:00

A unique odd-looking structure & The emblem of the Irish Georgian Society This strange-looking structure was built in 1742 and is known as 'Conolly's Folly' or ‘Conolly’s Obelisk’. It stands 140-feet high and [...]

Conolly’s Folly, Celbridge, County Kildare 17422020-04-29T17:25:49+00:00

The Kilternan Dolmen, Kilternan. County Dublin c.2500BC

2020-04-25T15:57:27+00:00

A heavy weight dolmen hidden in south County Dublin The Kilternan Dolmen is located in south Dublin near the village of Kilternan. This national monument is believed to have the second heaviest capstone [...]

The Kilternan Dolmen, Kilternan. County Dublin c.2500BC2020-04-25T15:57:27+00:00

Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown, County Dublin 1825

2020-04-30T17:45:23+00:00

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

Bendhu House, Ballintoy. County Antrim 1936-52

2020-04-28T21:36:55+00:00

An expression of free thinking & An architectual gem This eccentric and intriguing house is located in one of the most scenic areas of Northern Ireland. It was the creation of Newton Penprase [...]

Bendhu House, Ballintoy. County Antrim 1936-522020-04-28T21:36:55+00:00

The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip. County Kildare 1742

2020-05-01T13:37:27+00:00

Ireland’s most famous folly (but it isn't really a folly) This odd-looking structure is The Wonderful Barn. It was commissioned as a famine relief project by Katherine Conolly. Katherine was the widow of [...]

The Wonderful Barn, Leixlip. County Kildare 17422020-05-01T13:37:27+00:00

Casino Marino, Malahide Road, Dublin City 1775

2020-04-29T17:24:10+00:00

Secret tunnels, A zodiac room & One of the finest Neoclassical buildings in Europe This interesting building is regarded as one of the finest neoclassical buildings in Europe and is also one of [...]

Casino Marino, Malahide Road, Dublin City 17752020-04-29T17:24:10+00:00
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