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Oyster Island Lighthouse, Rosses Point, County Sligo
32304002
North elevation
Reg. No.32304002
Date1930 - 1935
Previous NameN/A
TownlandOYSTER ISLAND
CountyCounty Sligo
Coordinates162863, 339380
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Uselighthouse
In Use Aslighthouse
 
Description
Freestanding two-stage lighthouse, built 1932. Circular plan, small flat-roofed extension to east. Painted metal-clad polygonal dome. Faceted metal-framed glazed lantern. Tooled limestone platform, limestone corbels, wrought-iron balustrade. Battered unpainted ruled-and-lined smooth-rendered walling to shaft, tooled limestone chamfered plinth. Painted smooth-rendered walling to extension. Square-headed window openings to shaft, smooth-rendered reveals, painted stone sills, painted eight-over-eight timber sash windows, iron grillage to ground floor window. Square-headed door opening, painted vertically-sheeted timber door, steel grille c. 1995, stone step. Painted circular rubble stone boundary wall, semi-circular tooled ashlar coping, painted steel gate. Located on north shore of Oyster Island.

Appraisal

This squat little lighthouse was rebuilt in 1932 as a rear leading-light to the Metal Man beacon to the north-west at the entrance to the straight between Oyster Island and Rosses Point. It is a prominent landmark of architectural and technical interest.
 
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