J6086 : Mew Island lighthouse near Donaghadee (July 2015)

taken 3 years ago, 7 km from Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

Mew Island lighthouse near Donaghadee (July 2015)
Mew Island lighthouse near Donaghadee (July 2015)
Itís becoming increasingly unlikely that Iíll ever land on Mew Island so I have to settle for this shot from beside the Bangor-Donaghadee road. The Galloway coast (appx 15 miles) is in the background.
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 It was converted to automatic operation with the lighthouse keepers permanently withdrawn on 29th March 1996.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
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 18 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Place (from Tags)
Donaghadee  Copeland Islands 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 603 862 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.8977N 5:30.8104W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 572 819
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Irish Sea  Lighthouse  Commissioners of Irish Lights 

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