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Name: Mew Island Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Donaghadee, , Ireland

Location: Outermost of the Copeland Islands, southern entrance to Belfast Lough, County Down.

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


Contact Address Information:
16 Lower Pembroke Street

The first lighthouse in this vicinity, known as Copeland Lighthouse, was built in 1711 from stones quarried on the island by convicts.

Tower Height: 121

Height of Focal Plane: 121

Characteristic and Range: Fl (4) W 30s. Shown by day in poor visibility. Nominal Range: 24 nautical miles

Description of Tower: Black, conical tower with central white horizontal band, white lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1884

Date Present Tower Built: 1884

Date Automated: 1996

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

There are excursion boats to the Copeland Islands from several places on the coast, including Bangor.

Keepers: John O’Donnell (1884-?), Henry Hammond (?), Reggie Hamilton (assistant 1957-1964, principal keeper 1975-?)


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