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Name: Mew Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Donaghadee, , United Kingdom

Location: Outermost of the Copeland Islands, southern entrance to Belfast Lough, Counry Down, Northern Ireland.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


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

Tower Height: 123

Height of Focal Plane: 121

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes, separated by 5 seconds, every 30 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical stone tower with black and white 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.

Keepers: John O’Donnell (1884-?), Henry Hammond (?), Tom Hammond (gas maker, 1905-1925), Dick Power (1947, died in service), Reggie Hamilton (1951, 1957-1964, 1975-1984)


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