J5980 : Donaghadee Lighthouse

taken 8 years ago, near to Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

Donaghadee Lighthouse
Donaghadee Lighthouse
Donaghadee Lighthouse on a bright April evening.
Donaghadee Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Donaghadee dates from 1836. The tower is built of cut limestone, fluted, and in its early days was unpainted in natural grey colour. Today the tower, including the lantern and dome, is painted white with a black plinth, a decision which was taken some time between 1869 and 1875. It was converted to electric power on the 2nd October 1934 (the first Irish lighthouse to be converted to electric). See LinkExternal link for more information.
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J5980, 162 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 April, 2010
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 802 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.6995N 5:31.8146W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 592 801
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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