During the Napoleonic Wars
a chain of signal towers was
built around the coast of
Ireland between 1804 and 1806.
This two storey tower communicated
by signal mast with
similar towers on Sheeps Head and
Blackball Head. Damaged by
lightning in 1959, it was finally
blown down in a storm in 1964.
hilltop on Bere Island, Bere Island, Ireland