Monday, December 3, 2012


Balbriggan by infomatique
Balbriggan, a photo by infomatique on Flickr.

Balbriggan Lighthouse and Harbour.

The harbour at Balbriggan, built between 1761 and 1765 by local landlords the Hamilton Family, facilitated the growth of the commercial port at their estate village. The piers are made from limestone. The lighthouse was erected by the same family in 1769 and provided a sea light for vessels navigating off the east coast. The lighthouse is unique in having a clergyman, Reverand George Hamilton, as its first light keeper. A cast iron walkway surrounds the lantern.