Poolbeg, both the lighthouse and the two chimneys. Both iconic Dublin landmarks. I’ve done the odd post about the chimneys before. I’ve featured the lighthouse as well. Not too many moons ago the chimneys faced an uncertain future. There was rumour that they would be demolished as their maintenance upkeep costs were considered prohibitive. However, it seems public pressure to preserve the landmarks has won the day!
As is to be expected, there is much history down in that part of Dublin. The Liffey flows out into Dublin Bay and this is where the port is located so it is to be expected that power and industry would be placed near the point of arrival of raw materials like coal and oil. The lighthouse, in turn, offers a guide to ships entering and leaving the navigation channel. All tied together… never to be separated… we hope!