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Post Office Lane (off), Dunmore East, County Waterford
22817068
Representative view of look-out post.
Reg. No.22817068
Date1935 - 1945
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDUNMORE
CountyCounty Waterford
Coordinates269009, 100048
Categories of Special InterestHISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usewatch tower
 
Description
Section of rubble stone boundary/retaining wall, c.1940, with inset look-out post. Random rubble stone construction. Square-headed opening with concrete surround. Sited at side of road with look-out post on elevated level.

Appraisal

This look-out post, which is now disused but which was originally accessed through the grounds of the accompanying Garda Síochána Station (22817053/WD-27-17-53), is of considerable significance for its associations with the measures of security that were put in place during 'The Emergency' (1939 - 1945), despite Ireland's neutrality during the war. Originally overlooking the harbour, the construction of the cell is possibly of technical interest. The structure remains an attractive, if subtle, feature in the locality.
 
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