Nestled between Co. Down on it’s northern shores and the Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth on the South, the area around Carlingford Lough is one of outstanding natural beauty. Steeped in legend and history the area has something for everyone. We hope our website helps you to explore and fall in love with all it has to offer.
This brilliant photo capturing sunrise over Haulbowline Lighthouse on Carlingford Lough, earlier in the week, was taken by James Grandfield. James is originally from a little fishing village called Portmagee, situated on the south west coast of Co. Kerry. Photography is his passion. James started taking photographs from a young age and he never stopped. He shoots wildlife and landscapes mainly, and lately had been capturing a lot of sunrises and lighthouses.
James grew up beside the sea and has always had a fascination with lighthouses. Every time he heads home, which sadly isn't very often due to Covid, he always heads for a walk to the Valentia Island lighthouse. Irish lighthouse construction and locations are so unique, and to think of the workmanship involved back in the day to build them in such barren and inhospitable environments and conditions leaves him in awe.
James makes use of an app on his phone that gives him a location for sunrise or sunset at a certain point or location - in this case, the beautiful Haulbowline lighthouse. It pointed him in the direction of where he needed to stand with his camera to get the sunrise, but checking the weather beforehand was a must. James is very pleased with how the shot turned out and will visit again in the near future to photograph more in the area.