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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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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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Hedge Bindweed – Portmarnock

in Fresh/Nature/Plants and Flowers

I came across the Hedge Bindweed between the car park and beach in Portmarnock. This October (2017) has been quite mild, and it seems many flowers are still around towards the end of their survival range of dates.

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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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Mexican monument

in Monuments/Sculptures

An Cailín Ban stands high on north Sandymount Strand. This was created by Mexican artist Sebastian, who was born Enrique Carbajal González in 1947 and took on his pseudonym after Botticelli’s painting of St. Sebastian.

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