Dun Laoghaire, county Dublin.
Dun Laoghaire, county Dublin.
Poolbeg Chimney Candles by Neill Treacy at Jam Art Prints
The results are in.
Last month, with a Poolbeg Chimney Candle set from Jam Art Prints on offer, we asked for your favourite place in Ireland for ‘rekindling old flames’ or ‘igniting new ones’. A secret spot for nookie, essentially.
You answered in your saucy tens.
But there could be only one winner.
Cú Chulainn snaffled the candles with this suggested location (appropriately close to Poolbeg):
“There is a spot on the featherbeds where only one car can pull in, which provides complete privacy for wild abandon with a view of the city, including the twin pipes, and the thrill of passing lights from the other nighttime debauchers.”
Well done, Cú Chulainn, and thanks all.
The Jam Art Print competition appears here every second Thursday.
The Defence Forces conducted a military exercise in the Poolbeg Area, Dublin Docks between 9pm and 1am.
The exercise, titled Exercise Viking Landing II, involved army recruits being exposed to the ‘contingencies, complexities and irregularities of urban warfare’
against the unvaxxed population.
Save Poolbeg (and yourselves).
Saturday’s Irish Times sports section
The new Poolbeg Chimneys cycleway will link up with the proposed Sandymount cycleway through Irishtown Nature Reserve.#PoolbegChimneys #Sandymountcycleway #cycletrack #Dublin@deric_tv @LovinDublin @PhotosOfDublin pic.twitter.com/YNwV9Kbo5U
— David Costello Photography (@DavidCostelloDC) April 1, 2021
Over our dead bod…
Sauvignoon Blanc writes:
Looking down river at the Poolbeg Chimneys. Should they go or should they stay?!
Yesterday: Save Poolbeg
The pipes are calling.
“The ESB state that in order to prevent further deterioration of the chimneys, steel caps were erected in 2015 and that the ongoing cost of the maintenance programme, which includes the removal of hazardous material and the decarbonising of the inner thermal lining, will run to several million euro, and that this will secure the chimneys in the medium term,” the council said.
In 2017, ESB gave a written commitment for 10 years to maintain the chimneys. The red and white chimneys, standing at 207m tall, were built in the 1970s and only had a planned lifespan of 30-40 years. As such, the power plant ceased production over 10 years ago with both chimneys being decommissioned officially in 2006 and 2010.
Dublin City Council added that in order to maintain the chimneys, it: “may give rise to the need for the structures to be encased in a new concrete or fibreglass casing”.
The Ryan Brothers (above), from left: Liam (cello), Cormac (viola) and Peter (violin) with unidentified passer-by
The launch of the 2021 Feis Ceoil at Dollymount Strand, north county Dublin.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Feis Ceoil will be online due to government restrictions with 136 competitions streaming (at link below) from March 15-26.