Posted by: marthabernie | May 21, 2014

Ballycotton Lighthouse – County Cork, Ireland

Ballycotton-lighthouseIsn’t this a great photo of the Ballycotton Lighthouse?  Unfortunately, it’s not mine as it was raining the day I was there.  Mine is below.  Photo above courtesy of Nodge.

P1010396aHere is a little background on the lighthouse from Wikipedia:

Situated on the steep sloped Ballycotton Island approximately 2 km from the village, the lighthouse was commissioned in 1851 when the keeper and his family lived on the island and their children rowed to school weather permitting. By 1899 the four keepers were housed in the town with keepers rotating duty at the lighthouse. In 1975 the light was converted to electricity and it was automated on 28 March 1992 when the lighthouse keepers were withdrawn.

 


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  1. I really like the shot with the birds in the air.

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