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13 spectacular photos of the isolated lighthouses around Ireland

Keeping our shores safe.

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IRELAND’S COASTLINE IS populated with dozens of lighthouses, many of which have stood since the nineteenth century. They come in all different shapes and sizes, but each and every one is a sight to behold.

Here are some that stand out from the pack.

1. This wee lighthouse on Wicklow Harbour.

ensina o caminho através da luz

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2. Ballycotton Lighthouse is one of just two lighthouses in Ireland to be painted black.

3. The lovely Clare Island Lighthouse, originally built in 1806, is now a popular guesthouse.

4. As is Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal.

Fanad Head Lighthouse ☘️💚 #wildatlanticway

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5. Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.

6. Galley Head Lighthouse is a nineteenth century building perched on a cliff outside Rosscarbery, Co Cork.

Sunsets on light ❤️

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7. The striking St John’s Point Light House in Co Down.

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8. Rotten Island Lighthouse thankfully doesn’t live up to its name.

9. Blackhead Lighthouse in The Burren was built in 1936 and has quite the view.

Light the way

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10. Howth Lighthouse on a sunny day.

11. The dramatic Blacksod Lighthouse in Co. Mayo stands out from the rest.

The light works, but there's nobody home

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12. The quirky Muglins Lighthouse in Dalkey.


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13. Finally, let Shroove Lighthouse in Co Donegal take your breath away.

Stargazing at Inishowen Head Lighthouse - Stroove, Co. Donegal.

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