HISTORIC MOORING BOLLARDS, YOUGHAL, COUNTY CORK, IRELAND

Posted on August 4, 2020

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SOME PHOTOS TAKEN IN 1984 OF THREE MARITIME MOORING BOLLARDS, MADE OF METAL. THESE HAD BEEN EMBEDDED INTO THE QUAYSIDE NEAR THE MARKET SQUARE, IN YOUGHAL. THE PHOTOS SHOW HOW LONG THESE OBJECTS WERE. THE WIDTH OF THE BUCKET OF THE JCB IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE LENGTH OF THE BOLLARD. THREE QUARTERS OF THEIR LENGTH HAD BEEN INSERTED INTO THE GROUND. ABOVE THE GROUND THE BOLLARD WAS PAINTED SKY BLUE. THESE BOLLARDS MAY HAVE BEEN INSERTED INTO THE QUAYSIDE IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY OR IN THE 19TH CENTURY.

THESE BOLLARDS HAD INSERTS TO ENABLE THE TOW LINES TO BE MOORED TO THE ONE BOLLARD. IN OTHER HARBOURS CANNON WERE ALSO USED AS BOLLARDS AND TWO-THIRDS OF THEIR LENGTH WAS INSERTED INTO THE GROUND.

THE WORD BOLLARD MAY BE DERIVED FROM THE WORD BOLE OR TREE TRUNK.

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