Dunsink Observatory

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

Landmarks in the Area

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

Pitch
Saint Brigid's GAA Club is based in Castleknock, Fingal, , Ireland and serves communities in Castleknock, Clonsilla, Blanchardstown and Corduff. is situated 1½ km southwest of Dunsink Observatory.

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

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

Localities in the Area

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

Suburb
Oxmantown or Oxmanstown is an area of , , situated on the Northside of the city between the River , the North Circular Road, and Smithfield Market. is situated 5 km southeast of Dunsink Observatory.

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

Suburb
Phibsborough, 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.

Dunsink Observatory

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