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A collection of images, memories and feelings about Poolbeg chimneys

Could it be time to say goodbye to the Dublin landmark?

THEY’RE THE LAST things seen by departing ferries and a welcome sight for those returning home by air over Dublin.

But today reports suggest that the Poolbeg Towers in Ringsend could be no more, as the ESB consider demolition.

Here’s a look at some of the reaction…

A view of Dublin from poolbeg lighthouse, Dublin, Ireland

Source: j0sh (

60s towers doubled

Source: Flickr

Tropical waters, or industrial heartland?

Source: danheap77

Pigeon Towers

Source: kilgarron

Good Sunny Weather

Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland


Source: Landmark/Jenny Keogh

Dublin Skylines

Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland


Source: Landmark/Jenny Keogh

Poll: Should the Poolbeg chimneys be demolished?

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