It was George Bernard Shaw who said: “I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.” There can be few better examples of this statement than the Fastnet Lighthouse erected on the barren, isolated rock of the same name at the gateway to the Atlantic. At 177 feet (54 metres) high, with a lamp the strength of 1.3m candles, the lighthouse was quickly regarded as one of the continent’s most beautiful beacons. For over 100 years it has provided the first glimmer of Europe for passengers emerging from the … Continue reading The Fastnet Lighthouse
In a quiet corner of picturesque St. Barrahane’s Graveyard, Castlehaven, under a silver painted metal marker lies Private Michael Minihan. The marker records the brief details of his life: “Died, May 26th 1891, Late 24th Regt”. The marker continues: “AND … Continue reading From Castlehaven To Rorke’s Drift
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