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St John’s Point Lighthouse (and Brendan Behan)

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St John's Point, Lighthouse

St. John’s Point Lighthouse, first shone its light in 1844, and was designed by George Halpin Senior – famous for his expansion of Dublin port. It is the tallest onshore lighthouse on the Irish coast (Fastnet is the tallest offshore lighthouse)

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LV Petrel

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LV Petrel

Though now the headquarters for a cruising club on Ballydorn Bay, at Strangford Lough, the LV Petrel was commissioned by the Commissioners of Irish Lights in 1913, and built by the Dublin Drydocks Company.

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Dun Laoighre East Lighthouse

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Dun Laoighre East Lighthouse was built in 1847. It is 17 metres and it became fully automated on 31 October 1977. This lighthouse was designed by George Halpin, that super productive engineer of the Ballast Port.

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Balbriggan Lighthouse

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Balbriggan Lighthouse

Balbriggan lighthouse was built in 1769 and is a white tower with a flashing light – it did not flash until 1960  

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Baily Lighthouse, Howth

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Baily was the last Irish Lighthouse to be unwatched, when during 1996-7 the lighthouse was converted to automatic operation.

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North Wall Quay lighthouse

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North Wall Quay lighthouse

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