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12-06-2019, 17:51   #1
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Unexpected views of Dublin

From my home near the top of Mountainview Road in Ranelagh, you can see the light from the Spire.

Is this some kind of record, from ground level (presumably close to sea level)?

Tell us (or better still, show us) some other unusual views of Dublin.
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Thinly veiled I live in the Posh part of Dublin thread
Ah here. No, that's not the point at all.

Anyway, I live on a very bad part of that road. Excuse me while I go and extinguish a burning car.
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Ah Sam, only to you as a blow in. Back in the 50s/60s, most of Ranelagh would not have been regarded as salubrious at all. 70-90s it was more bedsitland than flatland. For all you know the Tyrant might have to share a toilet with 5 or 6 other dwellings.

Not quite the transformation of Notting Hill since the 1980s (since the housing stock is not so grand) but not far off!
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For all you know the Tyrant might have to share a toilet with 5 or 6 other dwellings.
When I first heard-tell of it, it was the kind of place you went to purchase E tabs, or ladies of the night!

I wish I hadn't mentioned that now. All I'm interested in are interesting views of Dublin.

Here's another one: the rooftop of The Marker hotel is apparently unbeatable in terms of city centre viewpoints. True?
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Coming into the city along the Clontarf coast road, before you hit Fairview, the Spire is waaay off to the left.
In my head, it should be straight ahead.

There's a spot on the walking path into East Point where you can see, on one side Howth, looming over Clontarf; and on the other the Dublin Mountains.

And near Donaghmeade shopping centre, there's a spot where you have a clear view through to Howth.
Probably only a matter of time before it's blocked off by apartments!
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When I first heard-tell of it, it was the kind of place you went to purchase E tabs, or ladies of the night!

I wish I hadn't mentioned that now. All I'm interested in are interesting views of Dublin.

Here's another one: the rooftop of The Marker hotel is apparently unbeatable in terms of city centre viewpoints. True?
It’s pretty impressive all right but you wouldn’t hang around too long in cold weather.

Top floor of the old BOI HQ on Baggot Street had some great views.

Although neither of those are quite unexpected given you’re a few storeys up.

Has anyone been up the Daniel O’Connell Monument in Glasnevin yet?
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Finglas I can see Roddy Doyle books come to life. Kill me now FML etc etc
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From my back garden I can see Kippure and the Hellfire Club. And the lovely Dubbelin Mountains. Lucky to have an uninterrupted view as there are playing fields right outside the back gate.

When you can't see the mountains it's raining, and when you can see them, it'll rain any minute. I live close to the Liffey not in the foothills or anything.

Does that beat OP?
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I can look in a straight line due east from a playground my kid uses in Ashtown all the way to Howth and see the planes coming in from that direction, and watch them all the way to the airport. In my mind Howth is much further north than Finglas.
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The crumlin road coming into town, just after the hospital and the slight bends, you can see the straight road for about 2km ahead amd slightly downhill, with the ben of howth in the distance.

The bar on the top floor of the aloft hotel in the tenters, as good a view of st patricks cathedral as guiness, and doesnt cost 20quid.

And its in meath (almost louth), but the view south from glasallen hill (n the n2 between collon and slane) on a clear day is breathtaking - with binoculars there is 50k of rolling green, the city after and then the mountains behind
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Turning right off Blackhorse Ave onto the North Circular and you get this amazing tree-lined view of the Wellington Monument in the park, or even just follow the NCR westwards, when you round that final bend onto the last straight bit of road up to the park, it's surprising and gorgeous.
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From the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire you can see Three Rock mountain, the Aviva stadium, the Poolbeg chimneys, the convention centre,, the docks, the Spire (if you know exactly where to look), Dublin airport (both Terminal 2 and the new air traffic control tower), the ferries in and out of Dublin port, the mortello tower in Sutton and all of Howth, out to the Bailey lighthouse.

And of a summers evening, you can watch the sun set over the city.
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The bar on the top floor of the aloft hotel in the tenters, as good a view of st patricks cathedral as guiness, and doesnt cost 20quid.
Do you have to be a guest to go up there?

The top of the museum building in Trinity is another one, apparently. Supposedly a bird's-eye view of the whole campus, it used to be quite easy to get access but I never did.
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