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Howth from the Marconi Tower 24th June 2013. Ireland by Sheldon_Long

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Jun 24, 2013
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Jun 24, 2013
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The view of Howth Harbour (Harbor for our American friends) as seen from the ancient Martello Tower which now houses a museum to radio. The Island just outside the pier is Ireland's Eye and in the distance is Lambay island. The White Star Lines ship the Tayleur sank here on it's maiden voyage in 1854 with the loss of about 380 souls most of whom were women. Howth is steeped in history and is associated closely with the legends of the Fianna and is situated just north of Dublin city.

The northern side of hill itself overlooks Portmarnock, Malahide and even Donabate and Portrane can just be seen on the horizon. Left of centre on the horizon is Dublin Airport and you can also see the wind turbines of Father Collins Park. The stretch of beech visible almost central is know as the Velvet Strand in Portmarnock and it was from here in 1932 that the first successful westbound flight across the Atlantic took place by Jim Mollison.

This image was captured on a Fuji S3Pro camera, 70-300mm lens F8 and the Gigapan Epic Pro system. If you are in Ireland and wish to know more or would like to purchase a Gigapan system please contact us through our website: www.sheldonphoto.com Will open in a new tab or window as we are the distributors here in Ireland.

Dedicated to Jeff and his family in Memory of his Father.


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