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Dublin Sundial

One of two dials in Trinity College. Mounted on the 300mm square top of an 950mm high stone pillar, this horizontal brass dial, 250 mm in diameter, is located in the Provost's private garden. The dial is inscribed "Gab.Stokes Dublin Fecit", "Lat ????" The Chapter ring shows 8p.m. in roman numerals with IIII for four. Inside the Chapter ring there is a fractional time ring with 30, 15, 7½ min divisions, the half hours marked by fleur-de-lys. Outside the Chapter ring, around the edge of the plate, there is a fractional time ring with 15 and 3 min divisions. It has a noon gap to compensate for the perforated gnomon thickness.
A bronze plaque is fixed to the square column top and reads "Presented to the college on behalf of Lt. Colonel J.M.Walsh M.C. M.A. Agent 1958 - 1980. By his friends and colleagues"

Access is restricted, not open to the public.

Gabriel Stokes (1682-1768), was a Mathematical Instrument Maker and Deputy Surveyor General of Ireland

Lat 53° 21' North  Long 6° 15' West

Irish Grid     O    316470     234140

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