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Spire of Lloyd

Commons of Lloyd, Kells, Ireland
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A quirky lighthouse far from the sea!

This strange tower with a lighthouse lantern sits on top of a hill with a great view over the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim D
Nice Landscape and Green Area

I’ve visited this location two or three times, the scenery is beautiful and the location is ideal... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
danny2013do
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Mullingar, 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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Commons of Lloyd, Kells, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 February 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 28 November 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 16 November 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 24 October 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
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