The 'twin' lights

Two lighthouses were first built on Wicklow Head in 1781 to prevent mariners from confusing it with Howth Head and Hook Head, both of which had only a single light. Both were then rebuilt in 1816 at a lower level.

The upper lighthouse is in the care of the Irish Landmark Trust, which rent it as a self-catering holiday accommodation. I visited it at the end of August, on a special open day during National Heritage Week. There are 6 octagonal rooms, 109 winding steps, and 27 deep windows from where to enjoy plenty of views.

To reach this collection of lighthouses you need to leave your car in the public car park and walk a two kilometers quiet farm road.

Film: Ilford Pan F+ 50

Camera: Canon EOS 300

Location: Dunbur Head, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

A truly one of a kind lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse is situated at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, only a couple of hours drive from Dublin. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world, as it was built eight hundred years ago, and is accessible only by guided tour.

Film: Ilford Pan F+ 50

Camera: Canon EOS 300

Location: Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford, Ireland

A roll of film a month | April

Film: Kodak Portra 400

Camera: Yashica Mat-124G

Location: The Devil's Glen, Co Wicklow, Ireland

A rock arch, bench-back poetry, the scent of oaks, a waterfall, slippy stones, muddy spots, tree trunks, sculptures along the trail, bluebells.