Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort

Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort (HM1M57)

Location: Cobh, Cork Cork
Country: Ireland
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N 51° 51.115', W 8° 16.629'

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Páircan Easpaig De Róiste/Dún An Cóibh

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Cove Fort was built by Vice-Admiral Malcolm, the first Naval Commander of the Navy garrison in Cobh, in the mid 18th Century as a fortification for the garrison. The Fort comprised of a barracks, with 3 tiers of twenty four pounder guns beneath. During part of the 19th Century, a gun was fired daily from the battery at 12 noon G.M.T. which equated to 12.35 local time (locals called it the "25 to 1 Gun"). The British realised the strategic importance of Cork Harbour, and the Cove of Cork during the American War of Independence, and between then and the time of the war with Napoleonic France in the early 19th century. built a number of forts (Forts Westmoreland, Carlisle, and Camden) and gun emplacements throughout the the harbour to protect it.
I lár an ochtú aois déag, thóg an Leasaimiréal Malcol, an chéad Cheannasaí Cabhlaigh ar gharastún Cabhlaigh an Chóibh, Dun An Cóibh mar dháingniú don gharastún. Bhí beairic sa Dún le 3 shraith de ghunaí fiche ceathar punt istigh faoi. Ar feadh piosa den naoú haois déag. scaoileadgunna go laethúil on mbataire ag a 12 meán lae G.M.T. sin 1235 am áitiúil (ghlaoigh muintir na háite an "25 to 1 Gun" air). Thuig na Briotanaigh an tabhacht straitéiseach a bhain Ie Cuan ChorcaÍ agus Ie Cuas Chorcai Ie linn Chogadh Saoirse Mheiriceá, agus idir an
t-am sin agus am an chogaidh leis an bhFrainc Napoléon
go luath sa 19ú aois, agus thóg siad romnt dun (Dun Westmoreland, Carlisle agus Camden) agus fosláir
gunnaí ar fud an chuain chun é a chosaint.
HM NumberHM1M57
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Date Added Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 549787 N 5744815
Decimal Degrees51.85191667, -8.27715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 51.115', W 8° 16.629'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 51' 6.9" N, 8° 16' 37.74" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near The Mall, Cobh Cork , IE
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