Spire of Lloyd -June- Guided Tours

Kells, Co Meath

Irelands's only Inland Lighthouse with a 164 narrow step spiral staircase!


Event Description:

Designed by Henry Aaron Baker designer of the King’s Inn, Dublin for Thomas Taylour, First Earl of Bective in 1791 and provided work during the time of a local famine.

The legendary Queen Maeve (Medbh) was said to camp here with her armies on her way to steal Ulster's prize stud bull in the story of Táin Bó Cúailnge ("The Cattle Raid of Cooley").

As a large monument visible from miles around, it was a symbol of Lord Headfort’s wealth and power as one of the senior Anglo-Irish landlords. From the Spire, there are magnificent views of the North Meath Countryside and beyond.

  • Online booking is essential, places are limited.
  • The tour will begin at the Spire (Google Maps P3MV+5R)
  • Please be there 10mins before start time.
  • Cost per adult: €10
  • Children are Free, must be accompanied by an adult, not suitable for children under 5yrs
  • Tour duration: 30mins


  • No toilet facilities available on site.
  • Free Parking- height restriction in place
  • 164 narrow step spiral staircase
  • Nearest AED Park Rí and Medical Centre, Church Lane.
  • Spire at night image Perfect Stills
  • You should only book if you are knowingly in good health and fit to do so. There are 164 steps which may be unsuitable for guests with heart conditions, recent injuries, if you are pregnant or other conditions.