Beside the lamp is a small platform which we were able to get out onto. Unfortunately the weather was starting to close in so visibility wasn't great. On a good day you should be able to see the island of Inishtrahull just off Malin Head to the west and Islay to the North.
|Looking west, towards the Antrim Coast, Giant's Causeway and Portrush|
Inside the lighthouse was interesting - small enough, naturally, but surprisingly cosy. The keepers used to stay for 2-3 years at a time. Lighthouse relief day was once every two weeks, when supplies and ordered goods were delivered. I think the last keeper left in 1983, by which time everything had been automated.
|The sleeping quarters. You'd need to be happy with your own company in this job, methinks. A love of literature would also come in handy...|
|...or a love of writing.|