C3431 : Buncrana Pier and Lighthouse

taken 11 months ago, near to Buncrana, Luddan and Hill Head, Donegal, Ireland

Buncrana Pier and Lighthouse
Buncrana Pier and Lighthouse
Buncrana (Irish: Bun Cranncha, meaning "foot of the (River) Crana") is a town in County Donegal. It is on the eastern shore of Lough Swilly on the Inishowen peninsula, 23 kilometres northwest of Derry. At the 2016 census, the population was recorded as 6785 (LinkExternal link Central Statistics Office, making it the second most populous town in County Donegal, after Letterkenny, and the largest in Inishowen.

Buncrana has a well-developed tourism industry, and it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the northwest of Ireland. This is possibly due to its close proximity to Derry, and its position as the main town on the Inishowen peninsula together with the important recreational Blue Flag beach on the shores of Lough Swilly at Lisfannon, just south of the town.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Lough (from Tags)
Lough Swilly 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 342 312 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:7.6161N 7:27.8039W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 344 313
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Lough  19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Pier  Lighthouse  Lifeboat  Night View  Night Scene 

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