Eagle Island

Eagle Island

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Eagle Island
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Characteristics

Lighthouse

Description

On the 11th March 1861 at midday, the lighthouse tower was struck by the sea,l smashing 23 panes, washing some of the lamps down the stairs, and damaging the reflectors with broken glass beyond repair. So much water cascaded down the tower that it was impossible for the keepers to open the door of the tower, they had to drill holes in it to let the water out.
2017/01/1
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White tower. Character:Fl (3) 15s
2007/08/18
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La lanterne du phare, situee, a 60 m au dessus du niveau de la mer, fut brisee par une vague dans une tempete en mars1861. Cet incident donne un idee de la violence de la mer dans ces parages.
2017/01/1
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Clare Island

28nm
174°
Clare Island is an  island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay. The permanent population is around 120 people and the island has a shop with a post office, two bars, a restaurant, a few BnBs, a primary school and a daily ferry service to Roonagh quay.
The island is the highest ...
2 Jan 17
Joëlle

Blacksod

11nm
174°
White tower on dwelling. Character:Fl (2) WR 7.5s
19 Aug 07

Broadhaven

7.2nm
97°
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1 Jan 17

Achillbeg

26nm
168°
Marks the South entrance of Achill sound. The fishing harbour at Cloghmore (at the very south tip of Achill) offers good shelter in all weather, but the bar East of Achill beg may break especially on the ebb. In bad westerly weather with swell the south entrance of Achill sound is ...
1 Jan 17

Clare Island harbour

29nm
170°
The harbour on Clare Island offers good shelter from all wind with West in them, but is completely open to Easterlies.
Do not come alongside the new (outer) pier, which is used by ferries. It is possible to dry out alongside the inner pier, or indeed anywhere in the inner harbour, ...
3 Jan 17
christophe