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