Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Little Samphire Island

A slight detour on our way home to Dublin from our trip to Valentia Island saw us heading up to Fenit (pronounced Feenit) to bag Little Samphire Island. I had heard that the keeper here could sometimes walk to the shore at very low tide but the guy in the Harbour Cafe said he'd never seen it.

The lighthouse sits on an island near the big bridge in Fenit (still pronounced Feenit) It was built in 1854 and the complex includes a keeper's house. The Commissioner of Irish Lights announced its intention to hand control of the lighthouse over to Tralee and Fenit Harbour authorities but I can't find confirmation that they have actually done so. The lighthouse, though, no longer features on the list of lights run by CIL. 

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