Q4702 : Garfinny Bridge

taken 12 years ago, near to Emlagh East, Kerry, Ireland

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Garfinny Bridge
Garfinny Bridge
Garfinny bridge is reputedly the oldest surviving bridge in Ireland. It is a medieval bridge and has been recently restored. It is the only bridge to be declared a national monument of Ireland. The top of the bridge is about 3m above the water. It has no mortar to hold it together. Its arch consists of radial stones which ‘spring’ from stones which project over the river in a corbelling technique.

It may have been standing in 1580 when, according to local legend, Lord Deputy Grey and 800 troops passed over it. They were on their way to Smerwick Harbour to execute 600 men women and children . (This information is all taken from an information board located beside the bridge.)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 7 August, 2008
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! Q 475 020 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:8.9784N 10:13.6800W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! Q 475 021
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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