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Dunsink (Irish: Dún Sinche, meaning "Fort of Sinneach") is a townland in the civil parish of Castleknock, Dublin, in Ireland. It is most famous for Dunsink Observatory where William Rowan Hamilton and Hermann Brück were directors. It is the oldest scientific institution in Ireland. Built in 1783–1785, the observatory houses a 12-inch (30 cm) refracting telescope which was built by Grubbs of Dublin using a French manufactured lens. Dunsink is also the site of a major unofficial Traveller encampment, the subject of considerable media coverage in 2007.

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  • Dunsink (Irish: Dún Sinche, meaning "Fort of Sinneach") is a townland in the civil parish of Castleknock, Dublin, in Ireland. It is most famous for Dunsink Observatory where William Rowan Hamilton and Hermann Brück were directors. It is the oldest scientific institution in Ireland. Built in 1783–1785, the observatory houses a 12-inch (30 cm) refracting telescope which was built by Grubbs of Dublin using a French manufactured lens. Dunsink is also the site of a major unofficial Traveller encampment, the subject of considerable media coverage in 2007.
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