In Greek mythology, Daedalus translates to “cunning worker,” was known as a skilled craftsman and artisan. It was told that Daedalus constructed the labyrinth for King Minos, in order to imprison his wife’s son, the Minotaur.
Standing at the base of Killiney hill, this copper statue of Daedalus stands to welcome those coming to visit. Time and weather has given the statue a great blue-green tint.
With a stunning view of the city, this Obelisk was built under John Malpas in 1743 in an effort of “relief works” which employed the local poor. It stands as a record of the famine of ’41, along with the many walls that cover the hilltop.
It’s not about what happened in the past, or what you think might happen in the future. It’s about the ride, for Christ’s sake. There is no point in going through all this crap, if you’re not going to enjoy the ride. And you know what? When you least expect, something great might come along. Something better then you even planned for.
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.