This lighthouse stood in Buncrana for 133 years from 1876 until 2009 after which it was condemned to the scrap yard. The diligent Buncrana Historical Society however convinced The Buncrana Town Council to save it and so the lighthouse was bought back from the Irish Lights for the princely sum of €5. It was then carefully sandblasted, primed and strengthened and nows stands proudly on a new plinth as the town’s latest tourist attraction for future generations to enjoy. It was originally powered by a paraffin lamp and subsequently by a carbide-to-water generator before it was electrified in the 1950s.

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