Winter Lecture This Event Must Be Pre-Booked Marlay House Wednesday 31st January 7pm
Pól Ó Duibhir is a retired civil servant who now spends much of his time chasing up his family history and that of the location where he lived twenty years of his life, Killiney Bay. A fully working cannon once more graces the crown of Martello Tower No.7 in Killiney Bay. This tower was a key command structure in the network of permanent defences built around the bay in 1804/5 against an anticipated invasion by the French. The talk will outline the measures taken from 1795 to 1815 to defend Killiney Bay from an expected invasion by the French. It will describe the background of the French Major who surveyed the bay and who went on to finance an unsuccessful attempt on the life of Napoleon. Switching gear, it will then trace the history of the Killiney Hill Road Martello Tower from 1815 to the present day and describe its recent restoration to its former glory. Free Tea & Coffee will be provided.
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