Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wheel falls of Dublin Ambulance

Dublin Fire Brigade investigating how a wheel fell off an ambulance while driving

AN INVESTIGATION HAS been launched after a rear wheel fell off a Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance.
It is latest in a string of incidents raising questions over the safety of ambulances in Ireland.
It is understood the incident occurred at 7.30am this morning when the vehicle was driving on the N3 near Kempton in Dublin.
Dublin Fire Brigade said the ambulance was returning to the station and there were no patients on board.
A statement said the ambulance had a “wheel problem”, and confirmed that the incident is currently under full investigation.
A source said that no one was seriously injured in the incident.
Last month, an HSE ambulance transferring a patient from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda to St James’s Hospital Dublin broke down on the way.
It is understood that the ambulance was carrying a patient who was on life support.
The National Ambulance Service said the crew reported that the ambulance had lost power on the M1 motorway at 4.48pm on Saturday.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Trim Castle AKA York Castle from Braveheart

Trim Castle (Caisle├ín Bhaile Atha Troim) is a Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. With an area of 30,000 m², it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. Over a period of 30 years, it was built by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the caput of the Lordship of Meath in 1173.

In the Movie Braveheart the fortified English town of ‘York’ is Trim Castle, a massive ruin brought to life with extensive wooden buttresses and a gate that alone weighed seven tons.
The ‘London square’ was also created at Trim, on the other side of the castle wall. (Trim Castle can also be seen in Sam Fuller’s 1980 war movie, The Big Red One, with Lee Marvin). The town of Trim is about 26 miles northwest of Dublin on the River Boyne, Co Meath.

Movie set from Braveheart

Movie set from Braveheart

Movie set comparison

Movie set comparsion