Dunsink Observatory

The Dunsink Observatory is an astronomical observatory established in 1785 in the townland of near the city of , .Its most famous director was William Rowan Hamilton, who, amongst other things, discovered quaternions, the first non-commutative algebra, while walking from the observatory to the city with his wife.

Notable Places in the Area

Railway station
Not to be confused with is a railway station in , . is situated 1¼ km south of Dunsink Observatory.

, situated in , Dublin, is the largest orthopaedic hospital in . is situated 1 km northeast of Dunsink Observatory.

Railway station
Ashtown is a commuter railway station in , on the Dublin Connolly to and to commuter services. is situated 1½ km south of Dunsink Observatory. Photo: JP, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Blanchardstown is a teaching hospital in , , . is situated 2 km west of Dunsink Observatory. Photo: Darren J. Prior, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

is a townland in the civil parish of , located 13 km northwest of the city of in and often considered as part of the greater area. is situated 5 km northwest of Dunsink Observatory. Photo: Harold Strong, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a suburb on the northside of city, . is situated 5 km southeast of Dunsink Observatory.

, also spelled Phibsboro, is a mixed commercial and residential neighbourhood on the Northside of , . is situated 5 km southeast of Dunsink Observatory. Photo: RustyTheDog, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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