Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Inishtearacht Lighthouse, Blasket Islands, County Kerry

Inishtearaght (the Western Island) is one of the Blasket Islands, the most westerly land in Europe apart from the nearby Foze Rocks and of course Iceland. The island is inhospitable - two steep pinnacles rising to 349 feet and 656 feet, joined by a saddle and a more rounded peak of 597 feet. The lighthouse took six years to build and was finally opened for business in 1870. 

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