Martello Tower, Howth

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  • The Martello Tower above the East Pier
    The Martello Tower above the East Pier
    by MalenaN
  • View of the Martello tower form Howth Abbey
    View of the Martello tower form Howth...
    by agarcia
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    Martello Tower

    by MalenaN Written Mar 6, 2007

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    The Martello Tower above the East Pier

    On a hill above the East Pier is a Martello Tower (one of two that can be found on Howth Head). It dates from 1805 and was built by the Englishman, who built several Martello Towers around the Irish coast to watch out for an invasion by Napoleon and the French.
    The towers are round with a flat roof.

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    Martello Tower

    by agarcia Updated Apr 23, 2003

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    View of the Martello tower form Howth Abbey

    It’s difficult not to notice the chubby shape of the local Martello Tower from any part of Howth. These defensive bastions were constructed by the Britons during the 19th century all around the Irish coast (34 of them, my travel book insists in pointing me), and they main purpose were to defend the island against the menace of Napoleonic troops.

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