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Haulbowline: Famous Lighthouse Illuminated in Memory of People Who Died in Carlingford Lough

6th August 2019
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Rising to 34-metres above sea-level stands the Haulbowline Lighthouse, Carlingford Lough, which will remain lit up throughout August to remember all those who have lost their lives in the lough. Rising to 34-metres above sea-level stands the Haulbowline Lighthouse, Carlingford Lough, which will remain lit up throughout August to remember all those who have lost their lives in the lough. Photo: Irish Examiner -facebook

Near the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic sits a famous lighthouse which has been illuminated in memory of people who have died in Carlingford Lough.

The Haulbowline Lighthouse, writes the Irish Examiner, is situated on the Lough, separating Co Louth and Co Down, and is thought to be the first and only lighthouse in Ireland and the UK to be externally illuminated.

The 34-metre tall lighthouse will remain lit up for the month of August to remember all those who have lost their lives there.

Carlingford Lough experienced its worst maritime disaster in 1916 when a coalship  collided with a passenger ferry bound for Holyhead out of Greenore.

The disaster claimed the lives of 97 people, including passengers and crew. Only one person, a fireman on the collier, survived.

Click here for more on this story. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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