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Martello tower . Donabate beach Dublin

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Martello tower . Donabate beach Dublin



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Very atmospheric, this pic.
Good one...

11 Apr, 2009

 

Nice Pic..looks if you had some rain

11 Apr, 2009

 

thanks guys, its had rained the night before Deida but was lovely when we were there

11 Apr, 2009

 

We have Martello Towers all along our stretch of the south coast. I didn't know they were built elsewhere. Something else I have learnt today! Great photo.

11 Apr, 2009

 

thanks Gee

11 Apr, 2009

 

Great photo...

12 Apr, 2009

 

thanks janette

13 Apr, 2009

 

fascinating Eileen~apparently built as defences against Napoleon~see below Martello Towers
Martello Towers were built around the coasts of Ireland and Britain in 1804 to thwart any plans Napoleon had to invade these islands. Named after their prototype at Cape Mortella in Corsica these formidable bastions possessed 8 feet (2.4m) thick walls.

A large cannon was mounted on a traversing carriage on the roof. The towers never did fire a shot in anger and they fell into disuse. Some 39 still survive in Ireland, many around Dublin.
They were part of a revolution in defensive technology in the 19th century which cost as much in real terms as our nuclear deterrent does now.
Various examples exist all round the world where they were used defensively by the British

20 Apr, 2009

 

wow Arlene, thats a great piece of information about the martello towers

20 Apr, 2009

 

~it's a very moody pic Eileen~just imagine some poor soul on duty waiting for the French to show up!

20 Apr, 2009

 

you have given me a great idea Arlene, im going to say it to ciara that maybe she could do a college project on the martello towers around Dublin

21 Apr, 2009

 

~could be interesting Eileen~apparently one is a museum and some of the others are lived in?

21 Apr, 2009

 

one is the James Joyce museum on the southside of Dublin, there is one near this beach that is being lived in

21 Apr, 2009

 

~i'll bet she does a great piece of work!

21 Apr, 2009



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