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  Wicklow lighthouse towers  

52 57.9N

5 59.8W

Original front and rear towers 1781. Original front tower demolished c 1818. Second front and rear towers 1818. Rear light discontinued 1863. Present structure is 1818 front tower

Date unwatched: 31.3.1994

Height of tower: 14m

Height of light above MHWS: 37m

Range of light: 23nm

Wicklow Wicklow
The original shot I took at the end of the 90s, became #69 in the Irish Lighthouse Postcard Series

I took this one on the 2013 East Coast Irish Lighthouse Tour. Print order code: JEP 548D

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Wicklow Wicklow
Overall view of the old chimney and rear buildings with tower. The sea looks pleasant for a boat trip, not showing the shifting sands that make navigation so difficult The present tower and fuel storage houses. Taken on the East Coast Irish Lighthouse Tour 2013
Wicklow old towers Wicklow middle tower
The old octagonal tower now restored by the Irish Landmark Trust and disused middle tower The disused middle tower
Wicklow Wicklow
The original octagonal; tower destroyed by fire after a lightning strike 200 years ago, restored in the 1990s by The Irish Landmark Trust as a holiday dwelling sleeping 4 people. This is the #68 Irish Lighthouse Series Postcard picture

The octagonal tower in 2013

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