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WATCH: Up-close view of incredible Bray Head ‘ÉIRE’ signs visible for first time in decades

Incredible WWII era markings revealing the word ‘ÉIRE’ were discovered by the Air Corps in the aftermath of the Bray Head gorse fire.

The fire, which raged on the Co Wicklow hillside last month, caused damage to overhead railway lines and forced the evacuation of several homes. It was eventually extinguished following a joint operation between firefighters and the Air Corps - which dumped more than 150,000 litres of sea water on the blaze.

The markings are common around Ireland and stem from the early 1940s, when they acted as signposts for aircraft including bomber planes flying overhead during the second world war.

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