Sunset At Fanad Lighthouse

Sunset At Fanad Lighthouse by Conor Mcguire
Room View Sunset At Fanad Lighthouse

Sunset At Fanad Lighthouse by Conor Mcguire

It’s easy to recognize the main attraction on this peninsula: Fanad Head Lighthouse, which was conceived as essential to seafarers following a tragedy over 200 years ago. In December 1811, the frigate Saldanha sought shelter from a storm, heading towards Fanad as it frantically fought the raging wind and waves. Sadly, reaching shore safely never…

Painting: 075 x 60 cm (30 x 24 inches)
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Artwork:

  • Price: 900.00
  • Size: 075 x 60 cm (30 x 24 inches)
  • Medium: Oil
  • Framed: no

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Conor Mcguire

Conor Mcguire

 Professional Artist
  • Location: Castlebar, Mayo
  • Country: Ireland
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It’s easy to recognize the main attraction on this peninsula: Fanad Head Lighthouse, which was conceived as essential to seafarers following a tragedy over 200 years ago.

In December 1811, the frigate Saldanha sought shelter from a storm, heading towards Fanad as it frantically fought the raging wind and waves. Sadly, reaching shore safely never happened, and the ship was wrecked off the northern coast – its only survivor was the ship’s parrot. Soon after, the Fanad Head Lighthouse was built to help weary sailors on their journey. It’s still there today, standing on a rocky outcrop blinking out to sea. The Saldanha’s bell allegedly found a new home in Portsalon’s church tower, while the ship’s salvaged timbers bear the weight of the roof in Ramelton’s Town Hal

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