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Name: Mutton Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Salthill, , Ireland

Location: Small island (connected by causeway to the mainland) in Galway Bay, entrance to harbor at Galway, west coast of Ireland.


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Photo: Tony Denton

Website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~claddaghns/lighthouse.htm

Notes:
In late 2004, the Galway Civic Trust and the Heritage Office of the Galway City Council began work on the restoration of this lighthouse and keepers' cottages with the support of a grant from the Department of the Environment. Bill Scanlan, son of a keeper, has been assisting with the restoration work. The restoration is expected to be completed during 2005.

Description of Tower: White conical masonry tower with red gallery, attached to one-story dwelling.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1817

Date Present Tower Built: 1817

Date Deactivated: 1977

Date Automated: 1958

Current Use: Under restoration.

Keepers: Daniel Hawkins (c. 1860s), ? Scanlan (1943-1951)

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