Spire of Lloyd open
Sun 10 November. 12-4pm
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Spire of Lloyd open Sunday 10 Nov, 12-4pm.
Don’t Miss the Fantastic Views from Ireland’s Only Inland Lighthouse!
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 and provide work during the time of a local famine.
At 30m (100ft) high, on the summit of the Commons of Lloyd, from 428 ft above sea level 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 is said to have been used to view horse racing and the hunt in the 19th century. Inside there is a 164-step spiral staircase, with a central protective cage.
Spire of Lloyd
Commons of Lloyd
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