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Wonderful reviews from the spire when it is open which is much more regular now. On a clear day one... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Ray F
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Lovely for a picnic!

Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Steeped in history. Makes for an interesting visit... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Hootiemacboobs
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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...more
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Commons of Lloyd, Kells, Ireland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This has to be one of the oddest landmarks and sites to visit anywhere. Essentially it is a light house located about 40 miles from the sea! Of course having the characteristics of a lighthouse means it's very tall (especially as it is situated on...More

2  Thank Irish_Traveller085
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

It’s impressive, it’s old, it’s tall - and a visitor can’t do much here. A plague at the entrance of the cemetery explains that this is the for victims of the great famine 1845 to 1852. There’s a little playground for children around the corner,...More

1  Thank jasondayo
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All reviews great view worth a visit picnic tables worth the climb playground for children lovely place people's park car park great famine beautiful park steeped in history lighthouse visitors miles folly hill tower
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful reviews from the spire when it is open which is much more regular now. On a clear day one can see for miles around. Beautiful park around the tower also.

Thank Ray F
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Steeped in history. Makes for an interesting visit. Sad to see the famine graveyard, can't help but think of the poor people who were buried there. Lovely play area and picnic tables. Worth a visit!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This was interesting enough we paid a visit. But too bad they don't have it open for climbing more often and too bad they don't respond to emails about when it is open. We came here on Friday morning, May 18th, around 9:30am. Not open,...More

Thank QGJohn
Reviewed 24 April 2018

It’s impressive, it’s old, it’s tall - and a visitor can’t do much here. A plague at the entrance of the cemetery explains that this is the for victims of the great famine 1845 to 1852. There’s a little playground for children around the corner,...More

1  Thank jasondayo
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

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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 7 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 2 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 F2068SMjimd
Reviewed 23 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
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2brcl
14 November 2018|
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Response from QGJohn | Reviewed this property |
I think a group that size could park there, I assume you would be bringing a bus. But if you want to be able to climb up into the tower you somehow need to find specific info on when they have it open or make arrangements... More
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Sophie-Town
31 May 2015|
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Response from Ciara H |
No there is not sorry but if u count how many steps there is u get a lollipop😂
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