St. Patrick’s Tower at The Digital Hub is going green for St. Patrick’s weekend
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we will be ‘greening’ St. Patrick’s Tower at The Digital Hub from 15th March until 20th March.
If you are passing Thomas Street, Dublin 8, take a photo and share it with us! We are ‘@TheDigitalHub’ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter #GlobalGreening.
St. Patrick’s Tower is a well-known and much-loved sight on the city skyline and particularly in our Liberties community. The structure is the remains of the tallest smock windmill in Europe, although it is not immediately identifiable as a windmill without its sails.
The windmill was built in 1805; the date appears on a stone over the main doorway. It was used to grind corn for Roe’s whiskey distillery until about 1860, when the grinding process was powered by steam. It’s known locally as St. Patrick’s Tower, as an outline of the figure of St. Patrick tops the windmill’s copper dome.
For more information on the history of St. Patrick’s Tower. Watch our ‘What’s Inside’ YouTube video below:
Click here to see photos of St. Patrick’s Tower at The Digital Hub on our Facebook page.