Irish Lighthouses: The Folklore
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HOOKHEAD LIGHTHOUSE, the oldest lighthouse in the British Isles was formerly operated by an ancient order of monks.
LIGHTSHIPS were simply boats that acted as lighthouses. They were manned by daring keepers who had to endure terrible living conditions and unrelenting seas.
The BALLYCOTTON lighthouse in County Cork sits in a picturesque village and looks out across the wide and tranquil inlet of Ballycotton Bay.
FASTNET in County Cork, known as "The Teardrop of Ireland" because during the days of emigration, for many it would be their last sight of Ireland.
Despite the valiant attempts of designers and engineers, the power of the sea is a force that cannot be beaten, only contained. BULL and CALF ROCK lighthouses are examples of when the power of the sea proved too strong.
The SKELLIG ISLANDS were occupied by an order of ancient monks who built a monastery on the edge of the cliffs hundreds of feet above the treacherous sea.
Mythology and superstitions haunt the mysterious TORY island. Set in the northwest corner of Ireland this is a place where ancient traditions and customs still exist.
The MAIDENS is a pair of lighthouses, home to a Romeo and Juliet style love story, whereby the children of the two lighthouse keepers were prevented from seeing each other, yet their love prevailed.
ROCHES POINT is positioned beyond Cork Harbour where its tranquil beauty is deceiving. The waters here are very dangerous and many ships have crashed on the rocks.
BAILY has guided ships into the port of Dublin for the past 300 years and was the last to be automated, ending the era of manned lighthouses in Ireland.
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