Friday, August 15, 2008

Duncannon North

Set in what appears to be someone's garden about a half a mile north of Duncannon Fort Lighthouse (below), this is in fact the original lighthouse that stood in Roches Point in Cork! Built in 1817 it came to Wexford in 1838.
The lighthouse and cottages are located at the end of a short lane which is unfortunately locked by a gate. The two photos above are taken from the road to Arthurstown.
The photo below is taken from Duncannon Fort. Interestingly, the guide there told me that due to a big cock-up while dredging the estuary, the light has recently been put back in active service. Indeed, I noticed it flashing while I was there.

2 comments:

  1. Nice photos, but, the three photos are all of the same lighthouse and one is not, as suggested, of the Fort Lighthouse. As a former inhabitant of the lighthouse, I consider myself qualified to speak on the subject. I've looked up a picture for you and it can be seen at the url below. It's not mine, nor do I know who owns it, so, I can't give you permission to use it. it's the one under the heading "Here are two views of the Duncannon Fort (Range Front) Lighthouse"
    Hope the above is of use to you.
    Sincerely,
    Martin Kennedy.
    mandbkennedy@eircom.net
    http://www.lighthousekeepers.com/cgibin/forumscgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=15;t=001227;p=0

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  2. Hi Martin,

    Many thanks for the comment. I am afraid my poor use of English may be the reason for the confusion. When I mention "The Fort Lighthouse (below)" I was in fact referring to the post below, not to the photo below.
    Where else did you serve? Must have been a fascinating life...
    Pete

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