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The Lighthouse keepers of Ireland

St Johns point lighthouse

The picture above is of St John point lighthouse, Co.Donegal.

Back in 2011 I started a project of capturing photos and information about the history and lives of the Lighthouse keepers of the Ireland.

I just want to share a small amount in this post.

Molly at St Johns

St johns point is a very haunting and beautiful part of the coast line of County,Donegal.

St Johns Point Donegal

“This is a harbour light to guide from Donegal Bay and to mark the north side of the bay leading to Killybegs Harbour from the entrance up to Rotten Island.

The tower, built of cut granite, was designed by the Board’s Inspector of Works and Inspector of Lighthouses, George Halpin, and erected by the Board’s workmen under Halpin’s supervision.

The tower, painted white, had a first order catoptric fixed light 98 feet above high water with a visibility in clear weather of 14 miles. The light was first exhibited on 4 November 1831 with the buildings in an uncompleted state. The final cost at the end of 1833 was £10,507.8.5.

The Lighthouse Keeper’s videos:

BallyCotton lighthouse

Ballycotton lighthouse

Hookhead Lighthouse

Landscape

This lighthouse project is ongoing and will most likely take sometime, I will keep updating..

Nigel