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The engineering super star – Bindon Blood Stoney

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Offaly Superstars - Lowry and Stoney

In 2019 Shane Lowry from Clara in County Offaly won the British Golf Open and underlined his international sporting superstar status. But Lowry was not the first bearded superstar from Offaly. Bindon Blood Stoney was born in County Offaly in 1828 and he would go on to be an engineering heavyweight – though without getting…

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Birr and the Stoneys- And the largest telescope in the world

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William Parsons put Offaly at the centre of global astronomy in 1845. He built the largest telescope in the world until the construction of the 100-inch (2.5 m) Hooker Telescope in California in 1917. 

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Finding Dublin’s deeper side – Alexandra Basin

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Alexandra Basin Dublin

When you talk about Alexandra Basin, you are talking about the dreams of one young man:  Bindon Blood Stoney. He was the assistant engineer who had considerable vision, and conceived of much larger ships one day arriving in Dublin port. Today all of the new quays and docks that were designed and built by him…

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

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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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