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there is a light

13 spectacular photos of the isolated lighthouses around Ireland

Keeping our shores safe.

Giuseppe Milo Giuseppe Milo

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

10. Howth Lighthouse on a sunny day.

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

12. The quirky Muglins Lighthouse in Dalkey.

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

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