Blessington Lakes from Kippure summit

Blessington Lakes from Kippure summit

I hiked up to the radio transmitter mast on Kippure summit yesterday, there were some great views of Blessington lakes and Dublin city. Some interesting history about the lakes, Between 1938 and 1940, 76 houses were demolished, and the bridges at Humphreystown, Baltyboys and Burgage blown up, in anticipation of the flooding of the valley for the Poulaphouca hydroelectric powerstation.

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