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An outstanding feature of coastal landscapes, about fifty such towers were constructed around Ireland by the British to defend against possible Napoleonic invasions.
There's a wry symmetry in the naming of the towers as Martello, as this derived from a defensive tower at Mortella Point...More
I've been there hundreds of times, while running in the morning, passing by with my motorbike, walking with my son, sometimes I even change the itinerary on my way home to enjoy the view, it's simply part of the skyline :)
we did walk from Dun Laoghaire to Seapoint. It was a lovely view from where it was. They did not allow us to go to the top as it was rainy and the steps were slippery.But definite visit for summer. It looks like there is...More
Where are all the children's voices gone? where is that sweet shop in the MARTELLO TOWER ? Where are all the parents and grannies from DUNLAOGHAIRE gone ? It's a trip down memory lane to see this TOWER again and again.......For us as children, it...More
These towers are architectural gems. Built to alert the authorities of any imminent arrival of Napolean's ships, they must have been utterly boring for the watchmen. No! No sign! However, they are still standing and this one was oart of the opening scene in Ulysses...More
Excelent safe family beach.Access is difficult for disabled.
This beach covers completely on high tides .There is a promonade above the beach to which to retreat when this happens.In the summer ther are icecream vans.
Parking not great.
Poor shelter if weather turns.The Dart stops...More
I visited the Seapoint Martello Tower as part of the DLR Summer of Heritage 2015 Programme of Free guided tours. The tour guide gave us the wonderful history of the building and the view from the top of the building was just stunning.
I have no clue, we had booked as a group and we were there. I think you should be able to get in easily. pretty easy going people there and as the weather is lovely you should get access even to the top floor. good luck