Markree Observatory, Ireland

Markree Observatory, Ireland

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Caption: Markree Observatory. Boy winding a chain at the Markree Observatory in County Sligo, Ireland. This observatory was built at Markree Castle by Colonel Edward Joshua Cooper (1798-1863) after inheriting the castle from his father in 1830. It was said to be the most richly furnished private observatory at the time.

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