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Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford

Hook Head Lighthouse dates back over 800 years, making it one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. The original beacon was intended to help ships make their way safely to Waterford Harbour. A group of monks were the original lighthouse keepers who kept the warning fires light until 1641. During times of fog, a fog gun was fired, an essential service in the periods...

Tullymore Lighthouse, St. John’s Point, Donegal

Tullymore Lighthouse dates back to 1825 when the traders and merchants in Killybegs asked the Ballast Board for a navigation light on St. John’s Point to help ships navigate their way to safe harbour. After some delays, the approval was given in 1829 to start construction. George Halpin Sr. was tasked with the design and building of the lighthouse. He is...