Sunday, September 14, 2008


Marking the easternmost point of the county Cork shoreline, Youghal lighthouse is described as being accessible from the N25. It isn't. The N25 now skirts the town. You need to go into the town and simply follow the main road to the southern part of the town and sure enough, it is on the former main road.
Like Mine Head below, this was built by George Halpin, a year later in 1852. It commands a spectacular view (don't all lighthouses?) across the harbour to county Waterford.
See also post about the original lighthouse to stand on this spot here

No idea who is responsible for this sign. George Halpin was no relation of Robert Louis Stevenson's. In fact he was born well before Stevenson. Halpin had no hand nor part in the construction of Bell Rock lighthouse, though Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestor did!!

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