THE CLOCK TOWER AT ST. ANNE'S PARK IN RAHENY

THE CLOCK TOWER AT ST. ANNE'S PARK IN RAHENY

I used a 14mm lens so there is a degree on distortion in my images.


The clock tower was built in 1850, based on the date of its bell. It is not shown on the 1843 Ordnance Survey.

It is a 4-storey brick tower with a giant bell (nearly 1.2 metres across), inscribed with Benjamin Lee‟s name and family motto, ‘Spes Mea in Deo’ (My Hope is in God). The tower has three floors and access to the first floor was via an external staircase (now removed) with internal ladders to the other floors. There is no enclosed ground floor as the tower forms the entrance to the former walled gardens. The clock has one dial facing eastwards towards the house, black and gold-leaf Roman numerals and skeleton hands. It was made by James Booth of Dublin and was privately commissioned by the Guinness family (Murray, 2006). It is listed in the DCC Record of Protected Structures (Ref. No. 7738).
Stacks Image 887411
Stacks Image 887409
Stacks Image 887407
Stacks Image 887405
Stacks Image 887403
Stacks Image 887401
Stacks Image 887399
Stacks Image 887397
Stacks Image 887395