For hundreds of years Lighthouses have lit the way safely for seafarers all over the world. They stand as beacons of hope and security on beautiful rugged coastlines all around Ireland.
My own obsession with Lighthouses began from a very young age. My father and uncle were both Lighthouse Keepers. I spent so much time with my dad in both Loop Head and Wicklow Head Lighthouses, playing football in the alley, turning on the lights, checking out the radar equipment, reading Robinson Crusoe. They were great times that I will never forget. For me, Lighthouses have always been inspiring, strong, resilient, reliable and beautiful.
Below, you will find a collection of Lighthouse images which I have captured over time, from the land, sea and sky. All are available to purchase, just click the image or images you're interested in buying and you will see the option to buy in the corner of your screen, all options and pricing will become viewable from there. If you need help, just contact me.
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BALLINACOURTY POINT LIGHTHOUSE
The light at Ballinacourty was first established on 1st July 1858.
BLACK HEAD LIGHTHOUSE
With a magnificent view of Galway Bay, light was first established at Black Head Lighthouse, County Clare on the 21st of February 1936.
DUNMORE EAST LIGHTHOUSE
Light was first established at Dunmore East Lighthouse, Waterford, towards the end of 1825. It was designed by Alexander Nimmo who was commissioned by the Post Office after they chose Dunmore East as a new mail packet route.
HOOK HEAD LIGHTHOUSE
Hook Head Lighthouse, situated on the Hook Peninsula, Wexford, is one of the oldest lighthouses in the World. Built over 800 years ago, it is still in operation today.
Kilcredaun Lighthouse was built in 1824. It has a two stage round stone tower and cost of £8,000. It was designed by the same architect who designed Loop Head Lighthouse, George Halpin. The light has been permanently de-commissioned since March 2011.
LOOP HEAD LIGHTHOUSE
There has been a lighthouse at Loop Head, Clare, since 1670. The current tower has been standing since 1854.