Stepping Through History (Safely!)

Treadsafe recently supplied the stairnosings for Ireland's tallest round tower, the O'Connell Tower at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, which reopened on Saturday 14th April for the first time in almost half a century.

The tower, which is 55m tall, was built in 1855 to commemorate the Irish politician Daniel O'Connell.

It was once one of Ireland's greatest attractions and offered views of Dublin, Meath, Wicklow and the Irish Sea.

However, in 1971 the tower was forced to close after a large bomb exploded at its base, causing structural damage and destroying the interior staircase.

Work to restore the staircase began in 2016, using the original plans, but also brought up to modern safety standards and specifications using Treadsafe Stair Nosings.