To the Top of the Tower
Visitors to Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin will soon be able to climb the iconic O’Connell Tower for the first time in more than 45 years.
Enjoy this spectacular drone footage of Glasnevin Cemetery and O'Connell Tower, filmed by RTÉ as part of coverage of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.
The tower’s winding wooden stairway was destroyed by a bomb attributed to loyalist paramilitaries in 1971. The attack was said to be in response to the 1966 destruction of Nelson’s Pillar on O’Connell Street.
The tower survived the 1971 blast, but for safety reasons it was sealed up.
Historians also know that there is a time capsule hidden somewhere within the structure.
The project is expected to be completed by the summer. Once again the O'Connell Tower will be a room with a view that visitors can enjoy.