Fanad Head Lighthouse By Spires Studio
Product Type: Framed photographic art print with a glass finish. Part of the 'Wild Atlantic Way' collection.
Outer Frame Size: 23" x 20"
'Wild Atlantic Way' Collection: The Wild Atlantic Way is 2600 km (1600 miles) in length, is one of the longest defined coastal route in the world. It winds its way all along the Irish west coast from the Inishowen Peninsula in the north down to the picturesque town of Kinsale, County Cork, in the south. This route from start to finish unfolds the wonders of nature, the power of the ocean and its imprint on the west coast of Ireland, and the stunning countryside in all its diversity. Enchanting villages are nestled along the coast as well as ancient monuments - their origins having long sunk into the mists of oblivion dot the landscape. Behind every bend on this magical coastal road a new delight awaits.
The wild Atlantic with its unrestrained and untameable tides and storms has continuously been moulding the west coast of Ireland. With a constant meeting of water and land, a deeply indented and wild terrain has emerged with towering cliffs, spellbinding bays and beaches, mystical islands, always changing and never reaching the end. In the isolation or perhaps expressed in a different way living near and with the Atlantic at your doorstep has ensured that old traditions and the Irish language have been preserved.
Fanad Head Lighthouse: It's easy to recognize the main attraction on this peninsula: Fanad Head Lighthouse, which was conceived as essential to seafarers following a tragedy over 200 years ago. In December 1811, the frigate Saldanha sought shelter from a storm, heading towards Fanad as it frantically fought the raging wind and waves. Sadly, reaching shore safely never happened, and the ship was wrecked off the northern coast - its only survivor was the ship's parrot. Soon after, the Fanad Head Lighthouse was built to help weary sailors on their journey. Fannet Point (as it was called then) Lighthouse was first lit on 17 March 1817. Its fixed or non-flashing catoptric light showed red to sea and white towards the Lough, and could be seen for fourteen miles in clear weather. The optic consisted of nine Argand sperm oil wick lamps and parabolic reflectors. The seaward lamps would have had red coloured lamp glasses. It's still there today, standing on a rocky outcrop blinking out to sea.
Artist: Spires Studio
Spires Studio is a collaboration of artists, crafts people & designers who have always worked in the creative industry. Born in county Tyrone on the 8th of Feb 1988, we started life in humble surroundings on the outskirts of Omagh town.
We have always worked in the fields of art, design, sculpture, painting, fused glass, framing and graphics throughout Ireland, the UK and internationally from Ethiopia to America and even Switzerland, not to mention Cruise Liners on the Med.
Based in a truly unique wagon topped building with a brook running below our artisans create lots of wild, weird & wonderful things many sold on a totally exclusive bases. Lead by Colm, Damien & Leona for almost 30 years, the business has gone from strength to strength and Spires artworks can be seen in many locations around the globe.
Our vision has always been to create 'art for all'
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