W6549 : Summer Cove: Charles Fort

taken 29 years ago, near to Sally Port, Summer Cove and Scilly, Cork, Ireland

Summer Cove: Charles Fort
Summer Cove: Charles Fort
Charles Fort is a star fort overlooking Kinsale harbour, built to protect Kinsale from marauding French and Spanish fleets in the 17th century. It was built in the 1670s and 1680s, and was named after King Charles II. It remained in use as a British Army barracks until the end of British rule in southern Ireland, before being abandoned after it was partially destroyed by the retreating anti-Treaty forces during the Irish Civil War in 1922. This is a view from 1991 taken from the massive gun turret in the south-east corner, and from a very similar viewpoint to Peter's W6549 : Charles Fort, Kinsale from 2006.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 August, 1991   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 August, 2009
Category
Fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 655 493 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.7653N 8:29.9201W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! W 656 492
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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