Killiney Obelisk

Photo: Tim Carey

Killiney Obelisk

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Sunday 14 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, it was completely restored in 2008 by Howley Ha Architects. 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. The Obelisk was erected to commemorate the 'Forgotten Famine' of 1740/41. Caused by bitterly cold winters and flooding, livestock and crops were largely destroyed across Ireland.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Designed by: Designed by: John Mapas/Restoration by Howley Ha Architects
Building Date: 1742/2008
Location: Killiney Hill, Co Dublin

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