Arklow's Pyramid is described as the largest pyramid tomb 'beyond the banks of the Nile', (Sir John Betjeman, (1906-84)).
The Pyramid sits on the highest point in the ancient Kilbride cemetery, alongside ruins of a medieval church. The outer cladding of pyramid is granite and it reaches a height of about 30 feet, allowing it to be seen from up to two miles away.
Ralph Howard, Viscount of Wicklow, commissioned the pyramid after 1785 as a mausoleum for his loved ones. Although sealed now, access to the inside was by a little door in the north wall. Passing down a narrow 8 feet long brings you to a chamber which is roughly 10 feet squared, with an impressive curved brick ceiling. Inside the chamber, on each side are niches of coffins - three rows of three, space for nine coffins in total.
Lody Mazer did you know arklow had a pyramid?!
Eric Mooney cool to visit
So I wonder does anyone know about the pyramid in Giltown Stud just on the border of Kildare and Wicklow? It’s also camouflaged by trees in a cemetery on the grounds of the famous stud farm..
The Vartry Reservoir Roundwood, #Wicklow looking stunning at sunset.
If you're visiting the area, why not enjoy one of the newly opened Vartry Trails. The reservoir looped walks, offer almost 20km of beautiful trails with thriving wildlife, flora, fauna and mountain views. More info with maps here - bit.ly/VartryTrailsRoundwood
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