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Donegal Sundial

Three metres up on the south wall of St. Buadan's C.of I. Church, Culdaff, is a 600mm wide by 20mm thick vertical direct south facing slate sundial dated 1820. It is wedged out approximately 50mm along the east edge and is held in place by four corroding iron brackets with resultant minor rust stains on the face of the dial. It is engraved to show the time from 6a.m. to 6p.m. in Roman numerals with hour, half hour, quarter hour and 5 minute divisions. There is a noon gap to compensate for the thickness of the brass gnomon. It is split from top to bottom and while the slate has moved vertically there is only minor chipping along the break line.

Culdaff is situated 25km north east of Buncrana and 6km east of Malin town in the Inishowen peninsula.

Lat 55°17' North  Long 7° 10' West

Irish Grid     C   253300    449200

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