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Dublin Sundial

A modern 1987 equatorial dial with a 650mm semi-elliptical hour ring. The gnomon is supported by another semi-ellipse. Located in the parterre gardens to the rear of Drimnagh Castle, Long Mile Rd, Dublin 12, off the south west Dublin to Naas N7. The sundial was made under the guidance of Jack Hick, a Master Blacksmith, who was at the time working on the restoration of the Castle. Jack did the design and calculated the dimensions. The work was carried out by Sinead O'Neal, at that time a trainee stone mason.
Executed in iron, the bars are riveted together by handmade rivets which are decorated with gold leaf and act as markers. The dial which is painted in a verdigre effect, is mounted on a 900mm high portland stone column.
Drimnagh the last surviving medieval castle in Ireland with a flooded moat is open to the public April 1st to October 31st

Lat 53° 19' North   Long 6° 20' West

Irish Grid     O   31106    23176

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