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Donegal Sundial

A modern 1997 bronze armillary sphere 750mm diameter located in the Inishowen Maritime Memorial, Greencastle. Supported by a 200mm high stand of four dolphins on a 250mm diam base fixed to a 450mm diam stone step on an 1350mm diam stone top of a 600mm high random stone base. This in turn sits in the middle of a 10 metre diam brick and gravel landscaped memorial garden dedicated to the memory of all those from the Inishowen Penninsula who died at sea. A series of plaques lists the known names from 1771 to the present day. Arabic numerals are used for the hours on the time ring which is marked in 15 min divisions.
The architect for the project was Caroline Dickson, the consultant for the sundial design was Owen Deignan, the sundial was constructed by Doherty Engineering and the garden was built by FÁS (Training and Employment Authority) craftspeople, apprentices and trainees.

Greencastle is a fishing village 4km north east of Moville.

Lat 55° 12' North  Long 6° 59' West

Irish Grid     C   264550    439900

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