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Spire of Lloyd

Commons of Lloyd, Kells, Ireland
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lloyd memorial park

very clean place and lots of thinks to see it’s a good place to visit on you time off not far away... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Gombos T
via mobile
Stunning Views

After getting up the never ending stone staircase which is so worth it when you get to the top and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
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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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“great view” (4 reviews)
“picnic area” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
Commons of Lloyd, Kells, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

very clean place and lots of thinks to see it’s a good place to visit on you time off not far away from aldi store

Thank Gombos T
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank MrsEFitz
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

There was nothing here but the scenes are nice and feel peace. There also have playground there, suitable for picnic. Is a historical and memorable spire.

Thank happyblacky5999
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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

Thank danny2013do
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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

Thank newadventure53
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Worth a look but spire wasn't open and there was a confusing sign at front saying when it was last opened. I'd have preferred if they'd tell us when it was next open. Still view was good and surrounding grounds were nice with a wee...More

Thank Kiwi8888
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Eilis M
Reviewed 20 February 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
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