Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Slyne Head, up close and personal


Slyne Head - like Bull Rock or the two west coast Black Rocks -  is one of those lighthouses that many of us Irish lighthouse fans only get to see from a distance, often hazy in the mist and not on the route of any commercial ferry. Given the lighthouse-connected drownings that occurred off the island in 1836, 1838, 1852 and 1859, it would probably cost a fortune in public liability insurance to set up such a concern.

Consequently, we lighthouse spotters have to make do with views from the Golf Course in Ballyconneely or Omey Island. Or get to see glimpses of the real island through wonderful, of short, documentaries like this one by Eleanor Mannion.

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