Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Irish Lighthouses

The Poolbeg Lighthouse, one of a trio of lighthouses leading into Dublin Harbour, is painted red to indicate starboard.   The lighthouse perches on the end of the 4K long Great South Wall and if one wanted to watch the ships go by from this vantage point I am told it is a 40 minute walk.
As you may be able to see there are few people having made the walk enjoying a beautiful day and taking in the view.
Travelling south Wicklow Lighthouse's portrait is one of a variety of scenes that brighten up the side of  a warehouse on the harbour's North Quay.
Here is the real thing, built in 1884, it sits at the entrance to Wicklow Harbour on the East Pier. The cargo ship (GEC Cosmo) despite appearances it actually reversing out of the harbour after unloading timber.  People who can reverse well always impress me so I enjoyed a sit in the sunshine and watched as it smoothly left the harbour and then turned in the open sea and went on its way. While I was up on the sea wall I discovered the lighthouse had an intriguing secret when I walked around the back
The romantic "Will you Marry Me?" M.  Wouldn't we all like to know the story behind this.  

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at L here
 

10 comments:

ABC Wednesday said...

Wonderful choice.... those building could tell many horrific and wonderful stories at the same time if they could talk...

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Hildred said...

Nice array of lighthouses, - and romance, too!

Photo Cache said...

Lighthouses are delightful.

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zongrik said...

I like the red one best

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE lighthouses
ROG, ABCW

jeannettestgermain said...

Love the red lighthouse, Joy. And what an announcement:):)

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shots of the lighthouses ~ my favorite is the red one ~ divine!

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Powell River Books said...

We used to have many manned lighthouses here on the BC coast, but now they are all automated. - Margy

Beverley Baird said...

Love these lighthouses! Wonderful photos!

Betty said...

Very nice photos. Someone was very romantic!