Lusk Church, Co Dublin, exhibits the unusual combination of a Round Tower with a later tower house attached and a nineteenth century church nave. A fascinating and romantic place. The Round Tower is thought to date from the 11th century, the Norman tower house from the 15th.
The Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin. A great place to rest if you are a seagull. Otherwise a nice place to walk over the Liffey. Built in 1816 and officially named the Liffey Bridge its more common name refers to the toll required to cross it until 1919. The bridge was manufactured in Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, England, and it was shipped in parts to be assembled in Dublin. It was restored by Harland and Wolff of Belfast in 2001.
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Time to head back up the road. This is the Custom House in Dublin one of the city’s fine set piece pieces of Eighteenth Century architecture. Designed by James Gandon it was completed in 1791. It is located near to Connolly Station and the train to Belfast
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Dublin City Hall is beside the castle. First built as the Exchange it has been restored in recent years and inside is a fantastic and elegant single space under a dome held up by a ring of columns.
133. Marks of time
I've been at a conference in Dublin Castle for the past few days. This a view from the Dubh Linn Garden behind the castle. This view shows the best preserved of the castle's four Norman towers dating from the Thirteenth Century flanked by the state rooms of the Eighteenth Century and the Chapel of the Nineteenth.
Marks of Time
Sketches of buildings in the North West of Ireland and further afield with a little information about their history.