Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Tower of Lloyd, Kells county Meath.

“I’m looking at the river, but I’m thinking of the sea.”
A little digression today; 
Randy Newsman’s words could have been written for the tower of Lloyd. A lighthouse that finds itself stranded twenty miles from the ocean. 
Built in 1791, the Kells lighthouse as it’s locally known was never meant to steer ships home, but instead was used to view horse racing and the hunt and was erected by the 2nd Earl of Bective in memory of his father. What should be a major tourist attraction just outside the hometown of the book of Kells is unfortunately used as a transmission tower and closed to the public.

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