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O’Brien’s Tower

O'Brien's Tower

O’Brien’s Tower overlooks the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. The tower was built in 1835 according to the Wikipedia page on the building.

The tower was built on the Cliffs of Moher in 1835 by local landlord Sir Cornellius O’Brien as an observation tower for the hundreds of Victorian tourists that frequented the cliffs during the time. On a clear day the view can extend as far as Loop Head at the southern tip of Clare and beyond to the mountains of Kerry. Looking north from O’Briens Tower, on clear days, you can see the Twelve Bens in Connemara (also known as the Twelve Pins) beyond Galway Bay, and typically the Aran Islands to the west.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 162mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

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2 replies on “O’Brien’s Tower”

My great great great grandfather built this with his bare hands – from potatoes and the heads of English Lords who pissed him off.

It’s kinda ironic that I now live in England and really like potatoes now – not too keen on the Lords though or the chavs to be completely fair. One thing as a first generation Englishman of Irish ancestry is blatantly clear though – the English are bunch of lazy bastards – and this is why the seikhs and the Irish do so well.

I’m rambling now and nearly forgot my original point; which is, I want my feckin castle back ye bastards.

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