The Hill of Howth, 1858. Creator: Unknown.

The Hill of Howth, 1858. Creator: Unknown.

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The Hill of Howth, 1858. 'The Bay of Dublin is bounded on the north by the lofty peninsula of Howth, terminating in Bailie Point, whose lighthouse, with its splendid fixed light, forms a landmark of the highest utility to mariners...Howth is a town of entirely recent growth, and owes its prosperity to the magnificent harbour constructed in the time of George IV...The fixed light in the harbour was erected in 1818, is forty-three feet high, and is visible to ships at a distance of eleven miles. The splendid pharos on Bailie Point was erected five years earlier, is 114 feet in visible fifteen miles at sea...From the Hill of Howth a splendid panorama is unfolded to the curious eye. The beautiful Bay of Dublin...the harbour of Howth, its piers stretching out like giant arms; the tall columnar lighthouse on the point; the shifting waters of St. George's Sea...while the blue peaks of the Wicklow mountains form a splendid background to the picture...Almost in the centre of the bay, looking very pleasant and picturesque in its garb of "greenery," reposes the small island of Ireland's Eye'. From "Illustrated London News", 1858.

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  1. Landscape

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World Europe Ireland Dublin Bhaile Átha Cliath, Cuan

  1. 53 20 04 N , 006 06 38 W

World Europe Ireland Fingal Howth

  1. 53 23 16 N , 006 03 55 W

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