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Bolton, J., Carey, T., Goodbody, R. & Clabby, G. (2012) The Martello Towers of Dublin. Dublin. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown & Fingal County Council.

Martello Towers of Ireland Victor J.Enoch       725.9709415 Raheny

Martello Towers Sheila Sutcliff                            725.18 Raheny

Towers of Strength WH Clements                       725.9709 Cabra

Castles and Fortifications of Ireland 1485 – 1945 P.M.Kerrigan 725.1809 Donaghmede

Fortress Ireland The story of the Irish forts and River Shannon defence line                                                                                  725.970 Raheny

The Burren and the Aran Islands Jones Carleton 936.193

The Hook Peninsula Billy Colfer                                941.885 Raheny “

Glimpses of Clare Island Ned Crosby                        941.73 Raheny

The Story of Aughinish Rose Glynn                            941.93 Raheny

Between the Mountains and the Sea Pearson          941.83   Raheny

features all South Dublin Towers

Donabate and Portrane – A History Peadar Bates   941.83 Raheny

A Bay of Destiny (Bantry Bay and Bantry) M.J.Carroll 941.95 Raheny

Cape Clear Island – Its People and Landscape Dr.Éamonn Langford

941.95 Raheny Signal Towers described.

*Survey of the Architectural Heritage of FINGAL : National Inventory of Architectural Heritage(NIAH) Website

Section within the Department of Environment. Heritage and Local Government of Ireland. Recommended for technical information and description of North Dublin Martello Towers. Publications of almost all County Studies available on line at

*(Drumanagh Martello Rush).                         720.94183 Raheny

The Velvet Strand Portmarnock History Tadhg Kennedy Raheny Reference Library

The Book of Aran The Aran Islands Tir Eolas 941.748 Raheny

Defences of the North Bill Clements Pearse Street, Dublin, Reference Library

Availability of all above Publications from Dublin Public Libraries is not restricted to the named Branchs.


Librarian: Deirdre Ellis-King
The National Institute of Architectural Heritage Website

The Martello Towers of England see Bibliography for Publication reviews

New Publications 2011/2012   Martello Towers.

Martello Towers Worldwide Bill Clements Raheny 725.9709

The Martello Towers of Dublin
Published by Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council and Fingal County Council. Supported by The Heritage Council of Ireland.

See also Jason Bolton Researcfh Project MARTELLO TOWERS
Commissioned by Fingal County Council Dun Laoighaire – Rathdown County Council
and The Heritage Council of Ireland ….History…Specifications…Locations.. Armory


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