View of Poolbeg Power station from Dollymount, Bull Island, Dubl

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View of the 207m chimney stacks of the gas and oil powered Poolbeg generating station, as seen from from Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin.the small dots in the air to the left of the stacks, near the horizon, are kitesurfers!

The station is due to close in 2010; according to Wikipedia a local councillor wants the chimneys kept and listed, for their iconic addition to Dublin’s skyline.

Bull Island is a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve in the Northern suburbs of Dublin. It features two golf clubs, and Dollymount beach, used for kitesurfing and other outdoor activities. Wildlife includes seals and bird life.

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.