Monday, March 30, 2009

Valentia Lighthouse

A walk to the lighthouse on Valentia is always a treat, you will encounter lush flora and sinister looking mountains, sheer cliffs and breaking waves, views over to the Dingle Peninsula and much more.
Recently I was allowed inside the lighthouse with my Tech Amergin Photography Class to take pictures. Many thanks to CIL!
Valentia Island, connected by a bridge to the mainland in Portmagee is at a very south eastern point of Ireland. The Lighthouse here was built on the remains of an old fort hence the name Cromwell Point Lighthouse in some publications. It shone its first light in 1841, you can read more about its history on the Commissioner of Irish Light website and on general information about Valentia Island .