Fanad Head: sandy beaches, epic views, whales and sunken treasure…

Standing between idyllic Lough Swilly, one of Ireland’s very few glacial fjords, and sandy Mulroy Bay, lies Fanad Head Lighthouse. With its location in the Donegal Gaeltacht, an Irish speaking area, on the eastern shore of windswept Fanad Peninsula, it’s little wonder that it is considered one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. In addition, this area is regularly visited by creatures including whales, porpoises and dolphins. Fanad Lighthouse was proposed in response to a maritime tragedy, the wrecking of HMS Saldanha just in Lough Swilly. On the…

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#TodayInHistory – November 10

November 10 – Some important events on this day. 1444 👉🏼 Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders 1619 👉🏼 René Descartes has the dream that inspires his “Meditations on First Philosophy” 1674 👉🏼 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English 1871 👉🏼 Henry Morton Stanley encounters David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the immortal words ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’. Henry Morton Stanley was a newspaper reporter who was hired by the New York Herald in 1871 to find…

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