Photographer's Note

Hi there,

Two days ago I have spend about 3 hours around this Lighthouse, because the sky was just incredible. You can see what the sunset was like anyway. The picture presents the lighthouse of Howth just few minutes before heavy rain. What happend after that? I was completely wet. Even my pants :))

You would have known by now, that Howth is one of my favourite places around Dublin. I tried to dug out some info about Howth itself, and below are few bits I was able to find:

Howth began as a Viking settlement. When a harbour was constructed in the early 19th century the town became the main packet station in Dublin. The Howth road was built soon afterwards to connect Howth with the city. The town's status during this century was marked by a visit from King George IV in 1821. His footprints are still visible at the end of the West Pier. However, Howth's harbour began to silt up and Dun Laoghaire took over in the mid-19th century as the most important harbour. In 1914, a ship called the Asgard, owned by Erskine Childers, arrived into Howth with a cargo of 900 rifles and 25,000 rounds of ammunition to arm the nationalist uprising.

The lighthouse you can see on the picture is on North Shore. It was built in 1818 but decommissioned in 1982.

Have a nice evening!

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