Q7114 : Little Samphire Island Lighthouse

taken 12 years ago, near to An Fhianait and Tawlaght, Kerry, Ireland

Little Samphire Island Lighthouse
Little Samphire Island Lighthouse
Little Samphire Lighthouse is a harbour light to guide vessels into Tralee Bay. The name Samphire comes from "Herb San Pierre" or "St Peter's Herb". Building of the lighthouse started in 1849 and the first light was established in 1854. A single dwelling housed the principal keeper, and his wife acted as assistant keeper. The station was converted to automatic gas in 1954 and was manned until the start of 1956. The present electrical system was installed in 1976. The Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula are visible across Tralee Bay.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 10 October, 2006
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! Q 717 148 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.2230N 9:52.8137W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! Q 720 152
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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