Tag Archives: 18th Century

The Victors

Erected back in 1988, this unusual sculpture sits at the end of Main Street in Tallaght Village. Carved from limestone by the sculptor Dick Joynt, it is called the Victors. It is said to depict four adults holding children aloft … Continue reading

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The Casino

No I haven’t taken up gambling. The Casino was an 18th century neo-classical house built in the 1700’s for the 1st Earl of Charlemont, James Caulfield. It was designed for him by the famous Scottish architect Sir William Chambers. With … Continue reading

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All Along The Watchtower – Cruagh

Whilst out on one of my Ruinhunter expeditions I was nicely surprised when I came across this unique Tower. I was actually heading up towards Montpellier hill in search of something else when in the corner of my eye I … Continue reading

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Teampall Do-Ath

Back down Carbury Hill lies a wonderful walled graveyard surrounded by pasturelands. Within the confines of these walls lie the ruins of a church known as Teampall Do-Ath. I cannot find a date for this but it would appear to … Continue reading

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Ballymount Castle

This visit really brought back memories, I had not been here in probably 15 years. Having spent many a summer’s day roaming and exploring the ruins which looked a lot different from how they appear today. The area was excavated … Continue reading

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Hell Fire Club

The Hell Fire Club, Perched high on a mountain-top overlooking the city of Dublin, is undoubtedly the area’s most famous landmark. I remember when during the summer holidays a group of us would often spend the day here after hiking … Continue reading

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