Ballinacourty Point, Co. Waterford
Sited at the eastern entrance to Dungarvan, this lighthouse was established July 1st, 1858. The structure was built with local limestone, and is 16 meters above the water.
The present apparatus was installed at Ballinacourty Point in 1929, and the light was electrified in 1964.
© John Eagle Photography
Go n-éirí an bothar leat
(May the road rise to meet you)
GOODMORNING CATHERINE. I JUST GOT BACK FROM IRELAND ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO. I WAS THERE FOR 5 WEEKS, 3 OF WHICH I HAD MY 20 YEAR OLD GRANDSON WITH ME. OUR FIRST REAL TIME TOGETHER ALONE. IT WAS A GREAT TRIP, AND HAVING HIM WITH ME MADE IT EVEN BETTER THAN PREVIOUS TRIPS ON MY OWN. I PRAY YOUR DREAM WILL COME TRUE. WISH I COULD SEE YOUR FACE WHEN YOU FIRST SET YOUR FEET ON THE OLE SOD.
I'M 73 AND MARRIED, BUT IF I WERE A YOUNGER, SINGLE MAN I'DE SCOOP YOU UP AND TAKE YOU WITH ME JUST TO SEE YOR FACE WITH TEARS RUNNING DOWN AT THE BEAUTY OF IT. THIS CARD IS FROM THE SITE I MENTIONED ON MY PAGE. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT. YOU MIGHT TRY SENDING ME A LITTLE NOT ON IT IF YOU GET A FEW MINUTES. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS...............HUGS...................JOHN
May the Irish hills caress you,
May her lakes and rivers bless you,
May the luck of the Irish enfold you,
And may the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.