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Here rest the remains ofSilvester O'Dempsey Esq.Who departed this life the 31 Dec. 1817In the 70 year of his ageA Manof the most steady FriendshipUnblemished Integrity extensive charityAndUniversal BenevolenceThis frail Memorial of imperishablereg…
This wall marks the boundary of the original monastery and was rebuilt in 1714. When part of the wall collapsed after heavy rains in 1997, it was discovered to have no foundation. It was rebuilt again in 1998, this time with reinforced bulwarks.
One of the great churches of the 12th century, St. Mary's Abbey, was built by the Augustinians on lands presented to them by Hugh de Lacy, Overlord of Meath.
In the 1500s a massive square tower was built alongside the earlier round tower. The l…
This sculpture celebrates Portmarnock's unique role in world aviation history. This beach, known as the Velvet Strand, was used as a runway for the first successful East-West Transatlantic flight, on 24th June 1930.
After a gruelling 33 hours t…
What's in a name?Portmarnock is names after St Marnock, a prominent missionary who founded a church in the area.
The Velvet Strand and Aviation HistoryIt was from the Velvet Strand, on 24th of June 1930, that the famous Australian aircraft Sout…
Ni dhéanfaidh gáeil bhearmao orc go brách
[Gaelic transcription is best effort]
Erected in 1954. An uncut rock of Wicklow granite symbolises the patriot's unbreakable spirit. Into the rock is set a plaque bearing …
Prior to 1877 St. Stephen's Green was a private square for the use of the residents of the Green. In that year, through the generosity of Sir Arthur Edward Guinness (Lord Ardilaun) negotiations were concluded for converting it into a public park.
This fountain, erected in 1956, is situated near the Leeson Street entrance to the park. It consists of a group of three bronze figures - Nornenbrunnen, representing the Three Fates, who weave and measure the thread of man's destiny.
Presented to the Peopleof IrelandbyThe Robert EmmetStatue Committeeof theUnited States of AmericaApril 13, 1966Francis J. Kane, ChairmanAmbassador Scott McLeodDevlin W. Dormer, Esq.Hon. Michael J. Kirwan, M.C.Hon. Thomas P. O'Neill, M.C.Hon. Danie…
An Irish patriot convicted of treason. He died mysteriously in prison in November 1798.
The memorial consists of a ten-foot figure of Wolfe Tone backed by a wall of rough granite columns of varying width and rising to 16 feet in height.