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It's a real seaside curio!

Less a lighthouse than a navigation bouy stranded one a large metal pole. Its really quite a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
dannymcl
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London, United Kingdom
First time to see the lighthouse

I am sure this lighthouse has been a great comfort to many boat captains on dark stormy nights... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
RonaldJames
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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6 Sep 2016
“It's a real seaside curio!”
23 Sep 2015
“First time to see the lighthouse”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Shore Front, Buncrana, Ireland
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

Less a lighthouse than a navigation bouy stranded one a large metal pole. Its really quite a beautiful thing on the shore front and I can't honestly say I have seen its like around the coasts of these islands.

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Reviewed September 23, 2015

I am sure this lighthouse has been a great comfort to many boat captains on dark stormy nights, standing here in the sunshine it is hard to imagine their relief. The jetty in Buncrana holds memories for me landing the company helicopter on it with...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is such a cool lighthouse only a structure but I can say in a very good spot. A must for all tourists with children or for couples for that stroll along the beach. Plenty to see and do here

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Reviewed April 2, 2015

As an amateur photographer this is one of my best loved places to take a photo especially at night when it is all lit up, congrats to the locals who had it restored back to glory.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

This little lighthouse was first established on Buncrana Pier in 1876, not far from it's present location. It went electric in 1951, and was decommissioned in 2009, by Irish Lights. The restoration and refurbishment was undertaken by the local historical society, and erected on it's...More

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