J6086 : Mew Island lighthouse, Copeland Islands (1)

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

Mew Island lighthouse, Copeland Islands (1)
Mew Island lighthouse, Copeland Islands (1)
Mew Island lighthouse seen from beside the landing stage J5986 : Landing stage, Lighthouse Island near Donaghadee (1) on Lighthouse Island.
Mew Island lighthouse, Copeland Islands near Donaghadee

The present lighthouse and fog signal on Mew Island was established on 1st November 1884 when its predecessor, on Lighthouse Island, was discontinued. It was converted to automatic operation with the lighthouse keepers permanently withdrawn on 29th March 1996. The station is in the care of an attendant. The aids to navigation are also monitored via a telemetry link from Irish Lights Dun Laoghaire.

A detailed description in available on the Irish Lights website LinkExternal link
By Bangor Boat to Lighthouse Island
On 14 June 2011 the Bangor Boat LinkExternal link had arranged an evening trip to the Gobbins cliffs at Islandmagee. The boat’s owner considered the adverse wind unsuitable for a trip across Belfast Lough. Instead he made the journey, around the Co Down coast, to Lighthouse Island. This proved to be a wise decision since it included a sighting of a humpback whale, a landing on the island and a guided tour by the warden of the Copeland Islands Bird Observatory LinkExternal link with over an hour ashore. Not being a birdwatcher I made an independent trip around part of the island. With grateful thanks to Brian Meharg MBE of the Bangor Boat who knows exactly how to please his passengers.
Mew Island, Copeland Islands near Donaghadee

One of the Copeland Islands, with an area of 31 acres, off the coast of north east Co Down. The name reputedly comes from the sea mews (gulls) which nest there.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Business, Retail, Services  Islands  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Copeland Islands 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 602 861 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.8775N 5:30.8768W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 597 860
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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