Lighthouse Terrace Roches Point

Lighthouse Terrace Roches Point

Lighthouse Terrace Roches Point. Roche's Point Lighthouse is situated at the entrance to Cork Harbour, Ireland. A lighthouse was first established on 4 June 1817 to guide ships into Cork Harbour. The original tower was deemed too small and in 1835 was replaced by the larger present tower which is 49 feet high with a diameter of 12 feet.A letter dated 28th August 1813 from Vice Admiral Thornborough of Trent, Cork Harbour, was read to the Ballast Board on 2 September 1813 in which he pointed out the danger vessels were put to frequenting Cork Harbour for want of a light house at the entrance to the harbour. He recommended that the Corporation for Preserving and Improving the Port of Dublin (the Ballast Board) erect a revolving light at or near Roche's Tower. The Board referred Vice Admiral Thornborough's letter to Trinity House in London.Three months later Trinity House replied stating that a light would be highly advantageous. It need not be of great magnitude but should be readily distinguishable from Old Head of Kinsale. The following month, January 1814, the Treasury in London gave their consent to building a lighthouse, and in February the Lord Lieutenant in Dublin Castle signified his approbation.George Halpin, the Board's Inspector Works and Inspector of Lighthouses, was instructed to make necessary enquiries relative to the ground at Roche's Point. In March 1814 he reported to the Board stating that he agreed with Vice Admiral Thornborough for the expeditious erection of a lighthouse on Roche's Tower which was 35 feet (10.6m) high and strong enough to support a lantern. The base of the tower was 46 feet (14.0m) above high water www.irishlights.ie Lighthouse Terrace Roches Point - the best aerial videos

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