Best Irish Published Book of the Year

Shortlist 2022

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland by David Hare

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland

By David Hare

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland is a collection of extraordinary stories of sophisticated engineering, fatal shipwrecks, heroic sea rescues and lives spent defying the elements. Through more than 300 stunning images and historic details, this beautiful book brings to life the romance and history of our coastal guardians that evoke such fascination.

Published as an accompaniment to the TV series of the same name, producer and author David Hare’s beautiful gift book is a visual tour of some of our best-known lighthouses, including Ballycotton, Fastnet, Valentia, Loop Head and Fanad Head.

It chronicles the evolution of lighthouse design; the incredible challenges overcome during construction and maintenance; the daily lives of the brave and isolated keepers; and the inspiring tales of heroism and rescue at sea. 

With stunning drone footage and stories of daring adventure, The Great Lighthouses of Ireland describes the incredible feats of engineering and invention it took to create the iconic beacons that stud our coastline. 

About David Hare...

David Hare founded Inproduction TV in 1990. The company specialises in factual series and documentaries and supplies RTÉ, PBS in America, BBC, Channel 4 and broadcasters around the world with programmes.

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