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Killiney Obelisk

Not looking out of place from a Harry Potter movie and commanding an impressive view point out over Dublin Bay from the top of Killiney Hill, Killiney Obelisk is one of Dublin's stranger architectural features.  The folly was commissioned by John Malpas in 1742 to provide provide labour for the poor during a particularly harsh winter following two years of famine. It has been restored twice, the most recent being in 2007, and is now the prominent feature in Killiney Hill Park; an open green space for the general public featuring a network of walks around the hill.