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Near Beenarourke in County Kerry, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Com an Chiste

 
 
Com an Chiste Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
1. Com an Chiste Marker
Inscription.  

Taistealaithe oíche

Tá sé seo an cheann de na háiteanna is fearr ar Domhan le bheith ag féachaint ar réaltaí na spéiew an oíche.

Is é[?]an Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve an chéad cheantar sa leathsféar thuaidh ar ar bronnadh gradam airgid air i ngeall ar chaighdeán na spéartha istoíche.

Ó tharla nach bhfuil tionchar ag truailliú solaris ar an gceantar, ar oíche gheal, rédhorcha, is féidir breis is 4000 réalta a fheiceáil leis an tsúil lom.

Noda do lucht faie réaltaí
Is ionann iad seacht réalta geala an Chéachta agus eireaball Ursa Major. Is ionann iad agus bealach chun Polaris a aimsiú, díreach os cionn phointe thuaisceart na léaslíne. Thóg sé 434 solasbhliain ar an solas ó Polaris, solas a bhfuil mairnéalaigh á threorú aige ar feadh na mblianta, teacht chomh fada leatsa.

Sa bhliain 1653 ghabh agus dícheannaigh trúpaí de chuid na Breataine an tAthair Proinsias Rua Ó Súilleabháin, scoláire, reibiliúnach, sagart agus fear a rabhthas sa tóir air.

[Léann an fotheideal grianghraf] Ag féachaint i dtreo na Scealg faoi spéir na hoíche.

[Tá an fhaisnéis inset

Com an Chiste Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
2. Com an Chiste Marker
ar chlé neamh-stairiúil agus ní athscríobhtar í]
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Night voyages

This is one of the best places on the Planet to view starry skies at night.

The Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve is the first area in the northern hemisphere to receive a gold tier award for the quality of its night-time skies.

Given the lack of light pollution, on a clear, moonless night you can see over 4000 stars with the naked eye.

Tips for star gazers
The seven bright stars of the Plough form the tail of Ursa Major. They act as a guide towards Polaris, fixed above the north point of the horizon. The light from Polaris, which has guided seafarers for centuries, has taken 434 light-years to reach you.

Scariff Island, is where Fr Francis O'Sullivan, a scholar, rebel, priest and wanted man, was caught and beheaded by British troops in 1653.

[Background photo caption reads] Night sky looking towards the Skelligs.

[Bottom left inset information is non-historical and not transcribed]
 
Erected by The Wild Atlantic Way.
 
Location. 51° 46.573′ N, 10° 10.061′ W. Marker is near Beenarourke

View from near Com an Chiste Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
3. View from near Com an Chiste Marker
, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker is on National Route N70, on the left when traveling west. Marker is at the Coomakista (Com an Chiste) Pass car park and scenic overlook. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Patrick J. Quinlan (a few steps from this marker); Teach do laoch / Home for a hero (approx. 3 kilometers away); The Sun / An ghrian (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); Bóthar an Ime / Bóthar an Chuinsailéara (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); Dr. Thomas George Millerick 1864-1898 (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); Charlie Chaplin (approx. 5.6 kilometers away); Mick O'Dwyer (approx. 5.6 kilometers away); New Office (was approx. 6.2 kilometers away but has been reported missing. ).
 
Also see . . .
1. Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve. (Submitted on October 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Wild Atlantic Way. (Submitted on October 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. International Dark-Sky Association. (Submitted on October 8, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Night Skies (National Park Service). (Submitted on October 8, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Environment
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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