Radar Domes on Mount Gabriel

Radar Domes on Mount Gabriel

The radar domes on Mount Gabriel to the north of the town of Schull in West Cork. According to Wikipedia they were blown up by the IRA in 1982!

In the late 1970s, as part of the development of Eurocontrol (the European air traffic control system), two radar domes were built on the top of the mountain.

In September 1982 the Irish National Liberation Army, an Irish republican paramilitary group, blew up the radar domes, wrongly claiming that they were being used by NATO in violation of Irish neutrality.

Mount Gabriel

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