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Many thanks to Terence Cunningham for this close-up photo
| One of
two dials in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin City, this black iron
armillary sphere is located in the Rose Garden where it replaced the Lynch dial
which was moved to beside the Palm House. The sphere is 320mm in diameter,
mounted on a 80mm high x 40mm diam stand with a 150mm diam base and bolted to
the 460mm diam top of an 1120mm high fluted sandstone column. This in turn sits
on a circular three step base. A bronze time ring is planted (screwed) onto the
iron Equatorial Ring with hours from 4(a.m.) to 8(p.m.)in Arabic numerals. Each
hour is sub-divided at 10 min intervals. Designed by Owen Deignan it was
constructed by Ted Sweeney in 1987.
The 48 acre gardens are located at Glasnevin, 4km north of the city centre on the N2.
British Sundial Society SR No 3931
Lat 53° 22' North Long 6° 16' West
Irish Grid O 315370 236560