The Great Lighthouses of Ireland – David Hare


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The Great Lighthouses of Ireland is a collection of striking images and fascinating stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them.

The book, published to accompany the TV series of the same name, has an encyclopaedic range of subjects, including history, biography, engineering and science, art, wildlife and social history. Stories include the raid on the Fastnet by the IRA, Ireland’s nuclear-powered lighthouse and the heroic rescue of the Daunt Rock lightship.

With more than 300 stunning images and archive documents, this beautiful book brings to life the romance and history of the lighthouses that inspire such fascination.

David Hare has been producing and directing television programmes for 30 years. Recent documentaries include Great Lighthouses of Ireland; Ireland’s Historic Gardens; Henry McIlhenny – Master of Glenveagh; Ballyfin – A Portrait of a Country House and Myrtle Allen – A Life in Food.