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Spire of Lloyd

Commons of Lloyd, Kells, Ireland
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It’s impressive, it’s old, it’s tall - and a visitor can’t do much here. A plague at the entrance... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jasondayo
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Hamburg, Germany
lloyd memorial park

very clean place and lots of thinks to see it’s a good place to visit on you time off not far away... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Gombos T
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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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“great view” (4 reviews)
“picnic area” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
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Commons of Lloyd, Kells, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed November 29, 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

Thank Gombos T
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Reviewed October 1, 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

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Reviewed September 6, 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.

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Reviewed August 28, 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
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Reviewed August 1, 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 Jim D
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Reviewed July 22, 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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Reviewed July 14, 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
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Reviewed July 8, 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
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the climb for the view of several counties for miles around. Parking and picnic area available.

Thank Eilis M
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No there is not sorry but if u count how many steps there is u get a lollipop😂
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