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03-01-2007, 23:43   #1
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Underground Ireland

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I'am in the process of writting a piece on hidden Ireland. So far I've visited the CIE tunnell under the Pheonix Park and spent a charming day wondering Dublins sewers. But thats been pretty much it. So Im looking for help uncovering some more hidden gems. I've spent some time in the catacombs underneath both Paris and Rome. While obiously not expecting to find anything like that underneath Dublin. I some there must be more beneath it then just a train tunnell
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03-01-2007, 23:48   #2
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like from an archeological point of view or general interest?

cos if it's the latter then, i'd guess yeah there's just the tunnell...

There is the port tunnell too now...
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Underground in the literal or metaophorical sense?
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There is a railway tunnel into Cork Station and I have heard a bit of an urban legend around our way that there is an island somewhere back towards the west (near Cahirciveen AFAIK) anyway this island is supposed to be connected to the mainland by an underground cave passage that apparently is spooked. The legend being that light quench and torches fail etc. If i get more info I'll post it up.

Another rumour is that a Lios is supposed to extend for up to five miles under ground in my area but I doubt that is true.

Don't get stuck underground like this mishappen tale.

[EDIT]Sorry misread this about it beign Dublin but my post is good for the rest of Ireland.[EDIT] Isn't there supposed to be some tunnel underneath the Dublin Airport Runway?? I think i read about it before and that it was done by some far thinking scholar and visionary for a future Metro. If it exists it may now be used in the upcoming Metro I suppose.

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What about the ailwee caves, too touristy?
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The Casino at Marino has a tunnel connecting it to Marino house. It's an amazing building, but the tunnel has been closed off for some time, but you might be able to get permission to view it.

A lot of round towers would have had underground tunnels as well.
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Doesn't Trinity College have some underground passages as well?
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there are tunnels underneath the belfield campus of ucd, although they're not too interesting, just for maintainance really. They do hold a certain mythological status amongst many younger, more impressionable students, however.
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Interesting, i don't personallly know of anymore but it will be an interesting piece, keep us informed of your adventures
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Apparently there was a tunnel which led from Drimnagh Castle to Ballymount allowing people to escape in case of Cromwells army. Makes sense considering he stayed in the castle on a few occasions.

Other than that I remember a very small ornate bridge being unvailed during some deep road works at St Patricks cathedral, junction of iveagh buildings and patricks street. I was on the top deck of the bus and I remember it was completely out of place and bizarre.
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Underground in the literal or metaophorical sense?
Well Ideally both, Most european cities have miles upon miles of catacombs and tunnels and tombs beneath them. In both London and Rome everything from Night Clubs to foriengn Cinema have been set up in them. Wheres in New York and London analmost parrell society has established grown out of abondoned sub way sations and sewer tunnels. I'd love to find somrthing similar establishoing itself in Ireland but find it higly unlikely. I hered mutterings about a abondoned air raid shelter on O Connol st. I have also heared that tunnells extend out on to grafton St from the basement of some of the stores
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Doesn't Trinity College have some underground passages as well?
Allegedly yes, have never seen them or even heard of where there entrances might be though... unlike the UCD ones which seem to be readily accessible! (everything is easier in UCD!)
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oh and the soon to be shannon tunnel
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there are tunnels underneath the belfield campus of ucd, although they're not too interesting, just for maintainance really. They do hold a certain mythological status amongst many younger, more impressionable students, however.
Why, do dragons hide in them or something
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there is a tunnel linking the pro cathedral in dublin to westland row church beside pearse train station (also in dublin)
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