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RPS# 688

Architecture Record
Archaeology Record
  • Name
    South Dome

    Rotunda with copper dome housing telescope

    Dunsink Observatory,
    Dunsink Lane

    -6.33749, 53.3868

  • Architectural

    This structure is part of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. You can find extra information on the building on or by clicking the green National Inventory of Architectural heritage reference number below.


    NIAH Details

    Snecked limestone rotunda housing telescope, built 1868, with copper-roofed dome and projecting entrance porch. Retaining original fenestration. The shaft of the telescope has a foundation independent of the walls to prevent transmission of external vibr...[Read More]

    • Rating
    • Type
    • Dates
      1865 - 1870
    • Address
      Dunsink Observatory Dunsink Lane
    • County
    • Townland

    Web Link

  • Unfortunately it appears that this structure is not listed as part of the Record of Protected Monuments.
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