Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lighthouse #2


Martin H. said...

Where is this lighthouse Frank? I liked yesterday's but this one, with that sky, is favourite.

Frank Harkin said...

Martin, it's Shrove lighthouse - sometimes spelled Strove on OS maps - on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal just at the mouth of Lough Foyle. Malin Head is the most northly point in Ireland and Shrove is along the north coast of Inishowen peninsula - in an eastly direction. I imagine it was very important at one time for trans Atlantic shipping rounding the north coast of Ireland heading to Glasgow and Liverpool. Derry was also an important port in anti- U boat operations in the North Atlantic in WW II (the German Navy surrended it's complete Atlantic U-boat fleet in Derry) and I suppose it was important then too.