The first time he saw Roche's Point lighthouse marking Cork Harbour, John Eagle knew he was smitten. 'Coming from an inland town, there was so much excitement in the sea,' he explains, 'and lighthouses encapsulated all that.' Lighthouses have played an important role on Ireland's extensive and dramatic coastline since the fifth century, lighting the way for many a cargo and passenger ship while ensuring that those who made their living on the sea made it home safely. During a project that lasted over ten years, John made several daring boat and helicopter trips to capture unique images of these windswept, wave-lashed buildings. This book brings together these striking photographs with informative text on their details, locations and how to find them. Ireland's Lighthouses is sure to delight all those fascinated by these isolated guardians of the coast.
- Book Format: Paperback with flaps
- Published: 2010
- Dimensions: 245 x 172 mm
- Number of pages: 216
- ISBN: 9781848890244
- Illustrations note: Colour photos,