J5985 : Sign, Lighthouse Island

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

Sign, Lighthouse Island
Sign, Lighthouse Island
The sign to greet visitors approaching the landing stage on Lighthouse Island. Self explanatory - as the island is a breeding seabird sanctuary, visitors must take care and book in advance before landing.
Lighthouse Island, Copeland Islands near Donaghadee :: J5986
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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 17 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Islands  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Lighthouse Island  Copeland Bird Observatory 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 598 858 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.7034N 5:31.3249W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 598 858
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Shoreline  Sign 

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