Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Muldersleigh Hill, Whitehead
Kevin McCarthy's book "Lighthouses of Ireland" says "The Blackhead headland, surrounded by a stony beach, rises to 211 feet above sea level to the north-east of Whitehead. Its prominent position at the north east entrances to Belfast Lough made it an ideal site for the first lighthouse built in the area in 1665 at the order of King Charles II. However it was abandoned within three years of its construction."
Where exactly this cottage was, nobody seems to know. However in "An Historical Account of the Diocese of Connor" by the Rev. James O'Laverty (1833), there is a single sentence that says "On the summit of Muldersleigh Hill are the ruins of a light-house..."
Unfortunately judging by all the trespassers out signs, Muldersleigh Hill appears to be private property, so I had to content myself with a view from the road.