O2334 : Dublin Harbour, Poolbeg Lighthouse

taken 1 year ago, 3 km from Dollymount, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Harbour, Poolbeg Lighthouse
Dublin Harbour, Poolbeg Lighthouse
Poolbeg Lighthouse in Dublin Bay, stands at the seaward end of the Great South Wall, (also known as the South Bull Wall). The lighthouse was built in 1768 and initially operated on candlepower (reputedly the first in the world to do so) but changed to oil in 1786. It was re-designed and re-built into its present form in 1820. The lighthouse is painted red to indicate ‘port side’ for ships entering Dublin Bay and North Bull lighthouse (on the other side of the bay) is painted green to indicate it is ‘starboard’.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
River (from Tags)
River Liffey 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 231 340 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.5278N 6:9.0875W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 230 341
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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18th Century  Eighteenth Century  Sea Wall  Lighthouse  Port of Dublin  River  Night Scene  Night View 

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