G3237 : Rathlee Signal Tower, Co. Sligo (4)

taken 3 months ago, near to Rathlee, Walshestown, Quignalahy, Cabraghkeel and Lenstown, Sligo, Ireland

Rathlee Signal Tower, Co. Sligo (4)
Rathlee Signal Tower, Co. Sligo (4)
In order to protect Ireland's neutrality during WW2, it was decided at the outbreak of war to build a series of these look out posts at strategic points around the Irish coast. They were manned by Ireland's Coast Watching Service during what was termed 'The Emergency' from 1939-45, keeping a continuous watch along the shoreline, and reporting all incidents to military intelligence. Recent research has uncovered the hitherto secret relationship between the Irish military, the Diplomatic Service, and the British RAF and Royal Navy, to whom these coast watching reports were passed on. They proved to be of great assistance to the British forces in anti-submarine and aircraft operations during the Battle of the Atlantic. This look out post at Rathlee stands alongside the old Napoleonic signal tower.

G3237 : Rathlee Signal Tower, Co. Sligo (5)
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Saturday, 16 June, 2018   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 3224 3736 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.8347N 9:2.4626W
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Irish: geotagged! G 3224 3736
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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