O1476 : Defending neutral Ireland in WWII: Boyne defences - Mornington pillbox (1)

taken 8 years ago, near to Baltray, Co Louth, Ireland

Defending neutral Ireland in WWII: Boyne defences - Mornington pillbox (1)
Defending neutral Ireland in WWII: Boyne defences - Mornington pillbox (1)
WWII pillbox close to the mouth of the Boyne at its widest point on the southern side near Mornington.

O1476 : Defending neutral Ireland in WWII: Boyne defences - Mornington pillbox (2)

The threat of invasion of neutral Ireland by British forces from the north was an event that was prepared for by the Irish Government in 1940. One of the lines of defence centred around the River Boyne where a series of pillboxes were constructed on both sides of the river from Navan to Drogheda, and also in one or two places on the northern approaches. Many of them still survive; this is a photographic record of some of them - more remain to be discovered.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 June, 2016   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 10 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Defence, Military  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 1430 7646 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.5262N 6:16.1446W
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Irish: geotagged! O 1431 7645
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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