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25th Sep 2019

A Refurbished World War Two ‘Éire’ Sign Has Been Unveiled In Dalkey

James Fenton

Locals in Dalkey have unveiled a recently-refurbished World War Two-era Éire sign at Hawk Cliff.

The sign was originally one of 90 across the country which were designed to warn aircraft that they were flying over a neutral non-combatant country.

Over the past six months, 60 volunteers from Dalkey Tidy Towns, led by project co-ordinator Des Burke-Kennedy, have restored the site to its former glory.

A similar sign was uncovered in Bray last year and it’s thought that the ‘7’ in the Dalkey version indicates that it was the seventh of its kind to be installed in the country.

One to look out for the next time you’re airborne.

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