2008

J5980 : Donaghadee lighthouse

taken 16 years ago, near to Donaghadee, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Donaghadee lighthouse
Donaghadee lighthouse
The lighthouse at Donaghadee dates from 1836. The tower is built of cut limestone, fluted, and in its early days was unpainted in natural grey colour. Today the tower, including the lantern and dome, is painted white with a black plinth, a decision which was taken some time between 1869 and 1875. It was converted to electric power on the 2nd October 1934 (the first Irish lighthouse to be converted to electric). See LinkExternal link for more information.

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Category: Lighthouse
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Related Geograph Images [12] · Irish Lighthouse to be Converted to Electric [9] Title Clusters: · Donaghadee lighthouse [15] ·
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J5980, 202 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Rossographer   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 21 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 August, 2008
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.6791N 5:31.8716W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 801
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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