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Archive for January 27, 2014

Youghal lighthouse, county Cork

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The Lighthouse at Youghal, county Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The lighthouse at Youghal’s, County Cork, is situated on the cliffs at the entrance to Youghal Bay.

The Geraldine owners of the town first built a tower on the site in 1202 and funded the nuns of the Chapel of St. Anne under the condition that they maintain the light in the tower.

his tower was demolished in 1848 to allow for the construction of the present lighthouse due to the large number of vessels using Youghal Bay – over 500 circa 1850.

The current lighthouse was built of granite and began working on 1st February 1852. It has since been automated with a light flashing every 2.5 seconds reaching a distance of 17 nautical miles miles from shore.

There are diving rocks below the lighthouse for those wishing to take a refreshing dip!

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When the river is high , A black and white image Gallery

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When the River is high, the river Suir, County Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The river Suir in county Tipperary is one place I just love to spend sometime, in the winter it floods and bursts its bands many times. During these times it wonderful to get very close to the river , to walk along its banks and see the fields along side flooded with river water.

These Images are from a walk taken yesterday afternoon, the weather this week is predicted to give even more rain, I may get time to return and see the effect that this will have on the river bank.

When The river is high, Black and white Gallery

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