Stroove Lighthouse

Lighthouse at Stroove Beach

Inishowen Lighthouse, known locally as Stroove lighthouse, was built in 1837 to protect the busy shipping lane at the entrance of Lough Foyle. The lighthouse is built on Dunagree Point which is 1km south of Inishowen head and serves to protect ships from Tuns Bank, a sandbank lying to the north east of Macgilligan’s Point. […]

The Lonely Homes of Inishsirrer

Houses on Inishsirrer Island

Inishsirrer island is the Atlantic coast beside Gweedore and is part of a larger group of islands.  The island is only 1 mile long and 0.25 miles wide making it hard to imagine that anyone could live in such a small remote place. The 1911 Census of Ireland shows there was at least 7 family homes on Inishsirrer island […]