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Historic Houses and Castles

Historic Houses and Castles

Eask Tower And Hill

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Dingle
Kerry
Republic of Ireland

This is the shapely hill with the prominent tower on its summit which stands on the south side of Dingle Harbour. It can be reached by branching left from the Ventry Road at Ballymore, 4km west of Dingle. It is crowned with the 19th century's mariners beacon and a World War II look-out post. The beacon, erected during the Great Famine as Famine Relief work, is a solid tower masonry, 35ft high, from which a wooden fingerpost points to the harbour entrance. This is due to the fact that the mouth of Dingle Harbour is a "blind" mouth, and this beacon told sailors to let their sails down, enabling them to loose speed and to round the harbour mouth safely.

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