Behind Locked Doors

High on Killiney Hill, we happened upon an the old telegraph tower.  Doing a little research, this tower was built in 1807, and served as the communication point to sixteen different Martello Towers via line of sight along the coast south of Dublin.  A Martello is a circular defensive tower, built by the British in the times of the Napoleonic Wars.  I was going back through my photo’s and zooming in I’ve counted up at least five different towers visible from the top of this point.  I’m sure the others are there somewhere.  This building doesn’t seem to be used as frequently as it has in the past, or at least they make sure only the right people are going in. 

Locked Doors Ireland William Woodward

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