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Spire of Lloyd

Commons of Lloyd, Kells, Ireland
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Great view

Well worth the climb for the view of several counties for miles around. Parking and picnic area... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eilis M
Dublin, Ireland
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Beautiful Tower and View

Really enjoyed an early morning walk around the Spire of Lloyd and Peoples Park area. it is a short... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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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 as far as the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland on a clear day. The Spire was used to view horse racing and the hunt in the 19th century.The spires stands on the site of an iron age ring fort. The community park (The People’s Park) includes the “Paupers Graveyard”, in which many, many victims of the mid-19th century famine lie buried.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the climb for the view of several counties for miles around. Parking and picnic area available.

Thank Eilis M
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Really enjoyed an early morning walk around the Spire of Lloyd and Peoples Park area. it is a short drive from Kells town centre and easily walkable too if you don't have a car. There are picnic benches in the park and a playground if...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed February 14, 2017

monuments dating from c 900 AD...lovely stonework built by the monks to escape the Viking raids...Great .Book of Kells now in Trinity College Dublin

Thank jdilln
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

It was a lot of fun. Playground. Lovely walk. Good for flying kites. Easy to find. You can walk or drive.

Thank muireanarkins
Reviewed November 16, 2016

It was a freezing cold day when we visited the Spire. It only opens a couple of times a year and this wasn't one of them! Good views from the top of the hill and the Spire is certainly a fine building and an engineering...More

Thank CRRG_Dublin
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Visited spire on saturday and took some great photos. Very interesting place to see and look around. Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank tracydrog
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Worth a visit, playground and park around the tower. The tower is open on certain Sundays, not often.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed July 4, 2016

What's not t like about a 'lighthouse' in the middle of nowhere?! Not that Kells is 'nowhere' I might add! As a child the Spire of Lloyd was always fascinating to me as we drove by on the N3 below it. My parents never quite...More

Thank NavGrl22
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Something a bit different to go have a quick look at. Car park right at the spire and a nice little kids play aera. Only thing I would say is if you are walking around on the grass is to watch out for dog muck....More

Thank rwandrew
Reviewed May 17, 2016

This monument is approached through a beautiful park on the outskirts of Kells. Get there when it is open and climb the steps to the top where you can view all the surrounding counties.

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