A fascination with lighthouses - don't ask! - has led me to go hunting them!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Arrived in Moville, armed with a description that the lighthouse was 1/3 mile off shore. Took the short side street down to the Lough and you can't miss it, dead ahead of you and it doesn't seem like 1/3 mile anyway.
Built in 1882, this is the largest of a series of pile lighthouses built at the end of the 19th Century. The keepers lived in town but spent the night in the watch room. Together with the Cobh Harbour lighthouse, there are only 3 of these left in the country.