J4792 : Whitehead from the Bla Hole

taken 12 years ago, near to Whitehead, Northern Ireland

Whitehead from the Bla Hole
Whitehead from the Bla Hole
The town of Whitehead owes its existence to the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway which gave free season tickets to anyone building a villa there. It lies just off the Carrickfergus-Larne road at the bottom of cliffs. The Blackhead lighthouse is to the top right of the photograph and just visible above it, is Ailsa Craig. The orange building by the shore was built as an open-air swimming pool and is now a football social club. Continue to J4792 : Whitehead from the Bla Hole (2).
Blackhead Lighthouse :: J4893
The octagonal lighthouse was designed by William Douglass, Engineer to the Commissioners of Irish Lights, and became operational in 1902. Originally painted red, this was changed to white in 1929. The lighthouse was converted to run on electricity on the 23rd September 1965; it now has a light visible for 27 nautical miles. Full time lightkeepers were withdrawn on 31st July 1975. The adjoining house was purchased by the Irish Landmark Trust and is now available to rent as self-catering accommodation.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 May, 2006
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 477 923 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:45.4307N 5:42.3769W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 474 911
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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