J5986 : Lighthouse Island

taken 6 years ago, 7 km from Groomsport, Northern Ireland

Lighthouse Island
Lighthouse Island
The northern shoreline of Lighthouse Island as seen from the water. The few buildings, now housing the Copeland Bird Observatory, along with remains of the old lighthouse, are seen at the top of the picture.
Lighthouse Island, Copeland Islands near Donaghadee
Lighthouse Island is one of the Copeland Islands, off the north eastern coast of Co Down, close to Donaghadee and the entrance to Belfast Lough. The following is a condensed version of a Wikipedia article: in 1671 James Ross obtained a fee farm grant of these. In 1770 David Kerr bought the islands from the Earl of Clanbrassil. A light beacon was established circa 1715 on what is now Lighthouse Island followed by a permanent lighthouse in 1813. In 1884 the lighthouse, which still exists, was replaced by one on nearby Mew Island. No longer inhabited, Lighthouse Island is now home to the Copeland Bird Observatory. This is the link to the full Wiki article LinkExternal link. Also useful Irish Lights LinkExternal link and the Copeland Islands Bird Observatory LinkExternal link.
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J5986, 8 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Islands  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Lighthouse Island  Copeland Islands  Copeland Bird Observatory 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 596 860 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.8245N 5:31.4479W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 597 861
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Old Lighthouse  Shoreline 

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