D Moran proposed the innovative Sandyford via Stepaside to Three Rock Mountain Cableway / Cablecar in 2007. The presentation was delivered to certain interested parties. This is a link to download the document Tourist Development Three Rock Cable Car Gondola 2016, Importantly this project meets needs for the greater Dublin & DLR area touristic attractions and future projects. The following is the Wikeipedia information on Three Rock (wiki link)
The views from the summit are extensive and have attracted visitors for many years. The writer Weston St. John Joyce described the vista thus: “The view from this commanding height, 1,479 feet over sea-level, extends over a vast tract of mountain, sea, and plain, comprising, to the north, the blue waters of Dublin Bay, with Clontarf and Howth, the Naul or Man-of-War hills, and the Mourne Mountains; eastward, Kingstown, Dalkey, and Killiney, and then in succession the fertile vale of Shanganagh, Carrickgollogan, the Scalp, Bray Head, the Sugar Loaves, and the slopes of Prince William’s Seat. In clear weather Holyhead and the Welsh mountains may frequently be discerned, Snowdon and the Llanberis Pass being usually the most conspicuous, but occasionally the elongated outline of Cader Idris may be observed some distance to the right”. By way of contrast, Gabriel Beranger said of Three Rock, “The extensive summit of this mountain, the parched ground and its solitude, make it the most awful spot I had ever seen”. Access to the mountain is possible via the Coillte-owned forest recreation areas of Ticknock and Kilmashogue. The route via Kilmashogue follows the Wicklow Way hiking trail for part of the way. Three Rock is also traversed by the Dublin Mountains Way hiking trail that runs between Shankill and Tallaght.
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