Lighthouses

Lighthouses and other navigational aids have been recorded as far back as the 5th century, when the monks of Rinn Dubháin in Co. Wexford (now known as Hook Head) lit a beacon to warn shipping away from dangerous rocks. In 1207, William Marshal ordered the building of a lighthouse here to guide boats up the river to his thriving town of New Ross. He enrolled the monks as the first lighthouse keepers and they remained as custodians for several centuries. Hook Lighthouse is one of the oldest working lighthouses in the world. Most lighthouses you see have been built within the last 200 years. The Commissioners of Irish Lights operate over 70 of them and although no longer manned, still play a vital role in maritime safety.

Strove Lighthouse, Strove. County Donegal 1837

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A lighthouse on the passage to America & Australia Strove Lighthouse is located on a beautiful blue flag beach where Lough Foyle meets the wild Atlantic in north co.Donegal. This shipping lane has [...]

Strove Lighthouse, Strove. County Donegal 18372019-06-28T14:41:05+00:00