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This inland lighthouse was designed by Henry Aaron Baker (designer of the King’s Inn, Dublin) for the First Earl of Bective in memory of his father Sir Thomas Taylor in 1791.At 30m high, one can see magnificent views of the surrounding countryside...more
Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Steeped in history. Makes for an interesting visit. Sad to see the famine graveyard, can't help but think of the poor people who were buried there. Lovely play area and picnic tables. Worth a visit!
This was interesting enough we paid a visit. But too bad they don't have it open for climbing more often and too bad they don't respond to emails about when it is open. We came here on Friday morning, May 18th, around 9:30am. Not open,...More
It’s impressive, it’s old, it’s tall - and a visitor can’t do much here. A plague at the entrance of the cemetery explains that this is the for victims of the great famine 1845 to 1852. There’s a little playground for children around the corner,...More
After getting up the never ending stone staircase which is so worth it when you get to the top and see the breathtaking views at the top. It is truly amazing.
If the tower is not open however there is a playground for children. And...More
This fake lighthouse was built in the 1790's for uncertain reasons. Some claim the Earl of Bective had it built as a memorial to his father. Others claim it was really a public works project of sorts to help out by providing employment to locals...More
This strange tower with a lighthouse lantern sits on top of a hill with a great view over the plains of Meath. It does open for public visits from time to time, but it was closed the day we visited. It is surrounded by a...More
I’ve visited this location two or three times, the scenery is beautiful and the location is ideal to bring the family out for a picnic on a sunny day. It’s a little sad though that the tower is never opened when I visit, other than...More
As we were driving to our hotel in Kells came across this spire. It was cool to spend 30 minutes of time to view, take some pictures and learn about trying to take care of the poor. There is a little playground also there for...More