Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

dlr Heritage Events

Summer of Heritage 2022

Guided Walks & Tours

The Obelisk Stillorgan Tour

The Obelisk Stillorgan Tour

Free Guided Tour

The Stillorgan Obelisk is believed to have been built in 1727 by Lord Allen as a monument to his wife, Lady Allen. Standing over 100 feet high, it was designed by the eminent architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearce who also designed the Bank of Ireland on College Green.
It was probably the first obelisk to have been built in Ireland.

Date  Saturday
July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Time 1 pm to 5pm (last tour 4pm)
Tour Duration  60 minutes
Maximum Capacity 15 people
Not wheelchair accessible.
Meeting Point  Carysfort Woods, Carysfort Avenue, Stillorgan.
Please note that caution is needed at the steps of the Obelisk and it is not suitable for anyone unsure on their feet.
Suitable footwear is essential and bare feet are not allowed.
Children must be supervised at all times.

Public Transport

Bus Stop No. 3169: Carysfort Avenue, Hawthorn House
Routes serving this stop:

Bus Stop No. 3196: Newtown Park, Rushmore House
Routes serving this stop:


Please use this form to book. Dates will be released in two week stages.
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