Galley Head Lighthouse Print

Galley Head Lighthouse Print

65.00

A printed illustration of Galley Head Lighthouse in County Cork,  One of the 12 Great Irish Lighthouses in breathtaking locations around the Irish Coast.

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Galley Head Lighthouse Print

This is a printed illustration of galley Head Lighthouse in County Cork, Ireland, one of the 12 Great Irish Lighthouses in breathtaking locations around the Irish Coast.  The print is hand drawn and worked up digitally by Bert - The Designer of Things - in his studio right on the edge of the Atlantic on the Seven Heads peninsula between the Galley Head and The Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouses.  You can't get more authentic than that!

Galley Head Lighthouse rises an imposing 53m above the Atlantic ocean close to Clonakilty in West Cork.  The lighthouse displays an unusual landward arc of light because, it is said, the Sultan of Turkey asked to be able to see it from Castle Freke nearby prior to a visit there.

If you can’t manage a visit at the moment, let this lovely print transport you!

Details:
  • Framed measurement - 33 x 33 cm.
  • The print is mounted on a heavy board and framed in matt white wooden frame:
  • It is mounted on 315 gm heavyweight art paper with a sumptuous silk finish.
A potted history of Galley Head Lighthouse

Galley Head Lighthouse was built in 1875, during the heyday of lighthouse building.
When Galley Head was first constructed, it was the most powerful lighthouse light in the world.
The lighthouse’s lantern, dome and 21-metre tower are still painted white, just as they were in the 19th century.
The lighthouse was converted to electric operation in 1969 and automated in 1979.

And did you know?

The lighthouse’s original light could be seen in clear weather for a distance of 30km.
The lighthouse keepers at Galley Head would have witnessed the loss of the Lusitania in 1915 and sighted many British and German vessels during World War I and II.

 

 

 

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