St. Patrick’s Tower at The Digital Hub turns a festive red for Christmas
To celebrate Christmas, the New Year and Nollaig na mBan, we have lit up St. Patrick’s Tower at The Digital Hub in the colour of the Christmas season.
St. Patrick’s Tower at The Digital Hub will be a festive red from 19th December until 6th January, from dusk until midnight. If you are passing Thomas Street, Dublin 8, take a photo and share it with us. We are ‘@TheDigitalHub’ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter #LoveTheLiberties.
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. Its known locally as St. Patrick’s Tower, as an outline of the figure of St. Patrick tops the windmill’s copper dome.
Photographed turning on the lights with the festive message ‘Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh’ at ‘St Patrick’s Tower’ located in The Digital Hub from left to right: Fiach MacConghail, CEO of The Digital Hub and Mary Kwadjo, D8 Surfers Club.
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