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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Visitors to the Baltimore Beacon

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Baltimore Beacon at Sunset

Baltimore Beacon, Co Cork. Ireland. March 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Sailing Past the Baltimore Beacon

The Baltimore Beacon, Co Cork. August 2013.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 60mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Looking Over at Sherkin Island

Next to the Baltimore Beacon in Co Cork. March 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Speeding Past the Baltimore Beacon

The Baltimore Beacon, Co Cork.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Rounding the Beacon

The Baltimore Beacon, Cork, Ireland. August 2013.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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From Sherkin to the Mainland

On the boat to Sherkin Island. August 2013.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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The Sherkin Island Abbey

Known locally as “The Abbey”, this ruin was a Franciscan friary that operated from the 1400s to 1796 when the last friar died. In the background you can see the Baltimore Beacon.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

The Baltimore Beacon

The Baltimore Beacon was the scene of a terrible tragedy on Tuesday when three people lost their lives in the sea there.

It emerged yesterday that the four-strong party — the other being Mr Ryan’s teenage daughter, Charlotte Davis Ryan — may have been fishing rather than walking when tragedy struck.

It is understood that Ms O’Connor may have been knocked into the water first by a wave, and Mr Davis Ryan went to save her.

It is understood that Mr Ryan asked then his daughter to raise the alarm, and that conscious of the lack of mobile phone signal in the area, she ran up the hill towards the Beacon, quickly borrowed a phone from some tourists and made the call. Valentia Coast Guard confirmed yesterday that the emergency call was made from a foreign mobile number.

By then, Mr Ryan had entered the water in an attempt to rescue his son and his girlfriend. The time between the emergency call being received at 6.36pm and the lifeboats arriving at the scene at 6.50pm and taking Mr Ryan and Ms O’Connor from the water was described as “seriously fast” by Valentia Coast Guard.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Black and White Cork People Photography Photos

Sailing past the Baltimore Beacon

Sailing past the Baltimore Beacon

On our way back to Baltimore after a nice visit to Cape Clear Island the ferry passed by the Baltimnore Beacon.

I heard that the Beacon had been built by the father of a man who perished on the cliffs where it’s built but it’s origin is rather more mundane. The British Government ordered it built in the mid 1900’s. However I did know it was known as “Lott’s Wife” or the “Pillar of Salt” locally.

More on Wikipedia here and here. Casey’s also have an informative page.

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Black and White Canon 40D Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 18-200

Cape Clear Road

A view of the main road on Cape Clear Island, a small island off the coast of west Cork. I’ve walked this road many times but never noticed that you can see the Baltimore Beacon from here until I took this photo…

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s