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Where: Ulster, Donegal, Ireland

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St. John's Point, which the Krazy Kataloguers have placed in Donegal, is in fact resting below the Mountains of Mourne on the opposite side of the island near Newcastle in County Down. Down is one of the most beautiful parts of the island with golden beaches, wonderful seascapes and great hills to explore and climb.
But in fact the Kataloguers were correct and there is a St. John's Lighthouse in County Donegal also. This photograph is of the Donegal version.

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_1073

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    O Mac

    • 30/Jan/2023 09:11:07

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons I don't think that they were that krazy. Donegal shirley? Saint John's Point Lighthouse maps.app.goo.gl/KT3LQgLrk3oSo1CB7

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    suckindeesel

    • 30/Jan/2023 09:21:22

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] The Co. Down one of the same name. Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/qeoBzY #googleearth

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Jan/2023 09:23:17

    At the NIAH, the lighthouse (1831) and the lighthouse keeper's houses "built or altered" in 1900ish.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Jan/2023 09:29:44

    Here are John and Emily Ryan in residence in 1911, also Charles and Lucy Loughrey.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Jan/2023 09:32:44

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! In 2008 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasvanderwal/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasvanderwal/26640182182/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Jan/2023 09:35:49

    A different set of keepers in 1901: Kenneth Kerr, with sisters M Jane and Annie, Robert Duffy and brother William.

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    suckindeesel

    • 30/Jan/2023 09:37:03

    Nearby ‘EIRE 70” marker from WW2 Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/aFq3Py #googleearth

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Jan/2023 09:51:51

    I did a search of lighthouses in Donegal to see where it might be located and none appeared for Donegal but it's twin in County Down did and so... Morning Mary will write 100 lines: I must not trust Google search and not call the NLI staff Krazy Kataloguers from now on

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    John Spooner

    • 30/Jan/2023 10:07:29

    SUDDEN DEATH KLAXXXON In March 1916 a coast patrol man, John O'Donnell, fell to his death from cliffs near St Johns Point Lighthouse. "The night was dark and misty, and he evidently mistook the path and fell over cliff nearly sixty feet high, and down on to the shore." The lighthouse keeper who gave evidence at the inquest was a Mr O'Donnell, and the medical officer who gave rather grisly evidence was Dr O'Donnell. (Derry Journal - Friday 17 March 1916 under the headline: Sad Death of a Coastal Patrol Man in Co. Donegal.)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Jan/2023 10:19:19

    I can't remember if the Eason shots are in any way chronological in the catalogue, but for what it's worth, the next shot, EAS 1074 is the Church of the 4 Masters in Donegal, completed 1935.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Jan/2023 11:47:10

    We wonder what's with the weird whitewash waterfall? Bird colony? There is a reverse-ish view of the steps on the right in June 1910 - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000740294

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    O Mac

    • 30/Jan/2023 13:05:51

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Maybe the keeper simply made up far too much whitewash when doing the walls.

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    John Spooner

    • 30/Jan/2023 13:11:33

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I wonder if it's an aid to mariners seeking the harbour in less than perfect visibility. Possibly the idea is to keep the www lined up with the lighthouse as you approach land, and you'll safely avoid the rocks. Possibly. I've seen something similar on the approach to Большой Соловецкий in the White Sea in thick fog although the ferry was fully equipped with electronic aids and the markers on the shore wouldn't have much use anyway Ferry number 7

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    catb -

    • 30/Jan/2023 15:16:38

    And in 2007 . . . www.flickr.com/photos/catb/850306223/in/album-72157620965...

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    mcginley2012

    • 30/Jan/2023 23:16:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner I think your whitewash theory is correct, the water at the little pier is very deep. I have never seen boats tied up there, usually boats are tied up at the Coral Strand on the east side of the penninsula.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 31/Jan/2023 08:36:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Happy New Year Anne, it has been a while since you were in touch but we knew you were watching:-)

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    mcginley2012

    • 31/Jan/2023 14:29:21

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Thank you and the same back to you. Always watching....