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AC01 | Display of Irish Lighthouses and Navigation aids

Fresnel Lens in CafeAn illuminated display of the Commissioners of Irish Lights Lighthouses and Navigational AIDS around the coast of Ireland.

The postcard collection was created by John Eagle. The photographs were taken, usually during a ride cadged from the helicopter hired by the Irish Lights to service inaccessible lighthouses, over a period of 20 years. This meant that conditions for taking the photos were within the limits needed to fly a helicopter. The collection is historic because between 2015- 2019 the Irish Lights have modified the lighthouses to utilise LED Lights with solar, wind and wave energy. The original Fresnel lights have been discontinued. More details at www.irishlights.ie.  In later years John acquired several drones and enjoyed taking more adventurous photos in wild weather until his untimely death in 2018.
The photos below show the three different presentations of the collection over the last twenty years.


Donated/Contributed by: 

John Eagle

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Mizen Head Signal Station
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Harbour Road
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