Birr Telescope, Co Offaly  

Aerial photo of historic Birr telescope, once the largest telescope in the
world.
Built by the third Earl of Rosse and completed in 1845. The Leviathan
had a 72 inch reflector, only surpassed in size by the 100 inch at Mount
Wilson in 1917.
Ireland's Historic Science Centre is also based at Birr Castle.



Camera; Digital
Photo uploaded; 14 November 2016
Stock library image file # 1dsm3_f6_2326

Birr Telescope 2016
 
... more aerial photography of
Historic sites
Caherdrinny  hillfort Hill of Tara Co Meath Skellig monastic settlement
Caherdrinny fort & Castle
File # dr_f4_4964
Hill of Tara, Co Meath
File # dr_f2_9903
Skellig Monastic settlement
File # dr_f3_5925
 
 
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