Photo 101 : Day 7 – Landmark


Here are a few local landmarks, great when you want to give someone directions to a new place!   My first is The Drake Sail, on the road from Carrigaline to Crosshaven.   This is a monument to the British Explorer, Sir Francis Drake, who is reputed to have hidden from the Spanish Armada  in the river off Cork Harbour.   The area where he hid is called  Drakes Pool, about 2 or 3 kilometers from the landmark,  half way between the two villages.

The Sail (plus arty graffiti!)

The Sail (plus arty graffiti!)

Looking towards Drake's Pool

Looking towards Drake’s Pool

A few kilometers away in the village of Douglas, is another well known landmark – The Fingerpost Roundabout.  This ‘fingerpost’ has been in place since the 80s,  near the site of the original Fingerpost,which was a wooden structure, and  which seems to have historical significance going back to the 18th century.

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The Fingerpost

The Fingerpost

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  1. Roy McCarthy
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 21:54:50

    Ah, the Fingerpost! When in Cork I often stay with an old friend in Douglas.

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