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Fanad Head Turns 200

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Photo by: John Eagle

This past St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s Fanad Head Lighthouse in County Donegal, celebrated the 200th anniversary of the day the light station was first lighted in 1817.

As well as being known for its historic role in guiding the mariner at sea, the lighthouse is noted for its stunning location and was recently listed in numerous web sites as one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. Automated in 1978, the restored light station is now available for self-catering accommodations. (Photo by John Eagle.)

This story appeared in the May/Jun 2017 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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