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On a recent trip to North Dublin and looking across from our hotel is this unique looking building standing on its own on the seaward side of the road.
Overlooking the beach this "martello tower" was originally built in 1805 to defend the coastline against attack from the sea by the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte.There were a total of 74 of these towers built in Ireland by the English mainly along the east and south coast.After the Napoleonic Wars ended many of these towers were converted into private residences.
A castlelated roof has been added to this one with some extra windows to let in more light.

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  • Copyright: Arthur Butcher (Kugart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 0 N: 536] (1778)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-17
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-08-22 7:15
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