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Storm Emma brings Snow to Dublin

in Dublin/Nature/Recent
Dublin Snow storm March 2018 - St Annes Park

Storm Emma was a snow storm blizzard that hot Ireland in March of 2018, having arrived from the direction of the Bay of Biscay in France. It was the worst snow storm to hit Ireland since 2009, and brought the country to a slowdown for two working days. It is not often that Dublin experiences…

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Dun Laoighre East Lighthouse

in Dublin/Lighthouses

Dun Laoighre East Lighthouse was built in 1847. It is 17 metres and it became fully automated on 31 October 1977. This lighthouse was designed by George Halpin, that super productive engineer of the Ballast Port.

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Bremore – Possible Passage Tombs

in Dublin/Prehistoric

In Bremore there are five mounds – presumably passage tombs – the largest is three metres high. It is 25 metres in diameter. It is near the River Delvin References https://bremore.blogspot.ie/ http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=18219 photo: https://www.panoramio.com/photo/3735420    

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Lambay Axe Factory

in Dublin/Prehistoric

Lambay Island was a Neolithic axe factory. As well as stones being quarried here, they were also carved into “roughs” – and brought elsewhere for finishing. Between 1993-2001, there was a search in a valley on the western end of Lambay Island to search for evidence of the working of porphyritic andesite (porphyry) for stone axe…

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Balrothery – Standing Stone

in Dublin/Prehistoric

It is a surreal mix of Celtic Tiger housing, an IRA hunger striker, and an ancient stone.

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Laughanstown, Wedge Tomb

in Dublin/Prehistoric

The Wedge Tomb in Laughanstown is about 50 metres from the junction of the M50 and Cherrywood. This once stood on high ground with great views to the south but the new road is 30 metres higher so the view is no longer clear     References http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1664/laughanstown.html  

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Baily Lighthouse, Howth

in Buildings/Dublin/Lighthouses

Baily was the last Irish Lighthouse to be unwatched, when during 1996-7 the lighthouse was converted to automatic operation.

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Casino Marino

in Buildings/Dublin/Follies/Fresh

The Casino is located at Marino, next to the Malahide Road. It was designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemont. It is an example of 18th century neo-classical design. The Casino, meaning “small house”, contains a total of 16 finely decorated rooms.

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Another reason to use the East Link – Poolbeg yacht and boat club

in Boats/Dublin/Fresh/Irish Sea
Poolbeg yacht and boat club

One of the best reasons to cross the East Link bridge, is to catch a glimpse of the boats close to Poolbeg Yacht, Boat Club, & Marina.  

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