A blog about Irish Lighthouses past and present and other selected maritime beacons and buoys of interest
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Dun Laoghaire East Pier Revisited
It is somewhat ironic but the best view of the East Pier Light is from the West Pier. If you walk the EastPier, you come up against a high stone wall, behind which the top of the lighthouse sticks out. However, from across the harbour entrance, no such wall exists.
The East Pier Light was established in 1847. When they were building the pier they had a temporary wooden beacon with a light exhibited on the end of the pier, moving it constantly as each section of the pier was built. Presumably this counts as a Lost Lighthouse!