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Donaghadee lighthouse

Donaghadee lighthouse

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Donaghadee is famous for its harbour and its white lighthouse, the first in Ireland to be powered by electricity

Donaghadee lighthouse

Since 1836 a lighthouse has stood protecting Donaghadee harbour in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Originally grey in appearance, today its white in colour with a black coloured base.

On the 2nd October 1934 Donaghadee lighthouse became the first lighthouse in Ireland to be powered by electricity. Today standing 16 meters high its constructed from cut limestone painted white. It light shines out 6 kms.

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