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General background to the Martello towers, with particular reference to the examples in Dublin Bay, here; illustrated listing of emplacements in Killiney Bay here; and interactive Google map here.

Inauguration 2008
No. 7 Tower was one element in the defences of Killiney Bay against a possible French invasion in the period 1804 to 1815. It has been restored to its original glory and function by Niall O'Donoghue.

The cannon on the almost restored Tower was inaugurated on the 12th of July 2008, with a firing.

Celebration 2009
The Tower was further celebrated on 23 May 2009, when the cannon was again fired.

The Well?
Was this nearby well connected with the Tower?

Exhibition 2011
This magnificent exhibition ran in the Dún Laoghaire County Hall until 28 August 2011.

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Background Article in
Dublin Historical Record

Print and web sources relating to the Tower and general background material

Print and web sources relating to the Tower and general background material

Saluting the French
Third leg of the Solitaire du Figaro.

Preparing to fire..

Bloomsday 2014
110th anniversary of Bloomsday at the Tower

Bloomsday 2017
113th anniversary of Bloomsday at the Tower

Stress Test
Attempted nightime break-in at the Tower

From the air
An overview of the site from Rory Stone's drone helicopter.

Billy Byrne's Video
If he sees this would Billy give Niall a shout.

Distinguished Visitors
Just a few of the distinguished visitors to the tower to date.

Fortress Study Group
Visited the Tower as part of their European Tour of (Southern) Ireland.

Niall's Grandad
The Man with Kid Gloves takes on the Bankers on behalf of The Big Fellow (Michael Collins).

Related topics
Joyce Martello Tower
Seapoint Martello Tower
Dalkey Island Tower & Battery
Millmount Tower
Kingstown Pier Battery
Virtual Tower, Sussex

In with a BANG - 2013
Spectacular Cannon Fire in the dark.

The Corsican Defence
Follow up page to my talk on 25/8/2012. Lots of links etc.

Vive La Corse
Mon exposé en langue française, avec des liens etc.

Defending Killiney Bay
Follow up page to my talk on 31/1/2018. Lots of links etc.

The Scale Model
Niall's son in law, Terry Murray has made a fantastic scale model of the site.

The Future?
There is still a significant amount of work required on the site which will take a lot of dedication and a lump of funding.

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