Duncannon North Rear Range Light

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Duncannon North Rear Range Light in 1995 - 22nd trip
Duncannon North Rear Range Light in 1995 - 22nd trip

Duncannon, Co Wexford, Ireland

Built: 1838

This harbour light was originally built at Roche's Point in 1817. It was felt to be too small for that location, so it was dismantled and re-built at Duncannon. It is located three miles north of the entrance to Waterford Harbour on the Wexford shore. Along with the Duncannon Fort Front Range Light it forms a pair of range lights (leading lights) guiding ships over the bar of Duncannon. It was originally oil-burning but was converted to acetylene in 1937 and to electricity in 1971.

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