W6240 : Old Head Signal Tower

taken 5 years ago, near to Lispatrick, Cork, Ireland

Old Head Signal Tower
Old Head Signal Tower
At the beginning of the 19th. century, fears of French action and of political unrest in Ireland, caused the British authorities to build a series of signal towers along Ireland's coastline.
Between 1804 and 1806, eighty one signal towers were built southwards round the coast from Pigeon House Fort in Dublin (no. 1) all the way to Malin Head in Donegal. Old Head Signal Tower was number twenty five.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Communications  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 624 409 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.2022N 8:32.5643W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! W 623 408
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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