Slieve League in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
Signal Towers / Túir Comharthaíochta
Walking Through Donegal
—Ag Siúl Tríd Dhún na nGall —
Signal Towers can be found all around the coast of Ireland and date from the period around 1800. They were built as an early warning system to guard against invasion by France during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte. Located on headlands, which had good views of the surrounding sea, they were in sight of similar installations to allow signaling between them. The tower visible here at Carrigan Head was built around 1805.
Tá Túir Comharthaíochta le fail thart ar chósta uile na h-Éireann agus tá siad atá ó thréimhse 1800. Tógadh iad mar chóras luath - rabhaidh le cosaint i n-éadan ionradh ón Fhrainc le linn réimeas Napoleon Bonaparte. Bhí siad suite an cheann tire áit a raibh radharc maith ar an fharraige máguaird, bhí amharc acu aar a mhacasamhail de thúir le bheith ábalta comharthaí a chuir chuig a chéile. Tógadh an túr anseo ag Ceann Charraigín thart ar 1805.
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[1.] Napoleon Bonaparte was a supporter of revolutionaries in Ireland.
Bhí Napoleon Bonaparte ina chiditheoir ag na réabhlóidigh i n-Éireann.
[2.] A French Warship is captured off of the Donegal Coast in 1798 and later re-named HMS Donegal.
Long cogaidh Francach a gabhadh amach ó chósta Dhún na nGall sa bhliain 1798 agus tugadh HMS Donegal uirthi ina dhiaidh sin.
[3.] Signal Tower at Carrigan Head.
Erected by NDP, Fáilte Ireland, Donegal County Council, Donegal County Development Board, and Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Location. 54° 37.615′ N, 8° 41.087′ W. Marker is in Slieve League, Ulster, in County Donegal. Touch for map. Marker is at the Slieve League / Sliabh Liag overlook, at the end of the road west off Teelin Road, going south from Carrick. Follow signs.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chough / Cág Cos-dearg (a few steps from this marker); The Bog / An Portach (within shouting distance of this marker); Fishing /Iascaireacht (within shouting distance of this marker); Farming on Sliabh Liag / Feirmeoireacht ar Shliabh Liag (within shouting distance of this marker); Carrick / An Charraig (approx. 4.8 kilometers away).
Also see . . . The Signal Towers of Ireland. (Submitted on February 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Communications • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 422 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.