The Obelisk

Photo: Tim Carey

The Obelisk

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Sunday 16 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

The Killiney Obelisk is one of the most prominent and best loved structures in Co. Dublin. Built in 1742 on the crown of Killiney Hill by John Mapas and completely restored in 2008 by Howley Hayes, the Obelisk provides a dominant landmark from land and sea. It also marks one of the most stunning panoramic views in Ireland, with Killiney Bay and the Wicklow Mountains to the south, Dalkey Hill and Island to the north, the Irish Sea to the east, and Dublin to the west.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. This tour is not suitable for children.

Designed by: John Mapas / Howley Hayes Architects
Building Date: 1742/2008
Location: Killiney Hill, Killiney Park, Co. Dublin